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post #1 of 4 Old 11-20-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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No 4 Low or Neutral ....

I can't seem to get my transfer case into either Neutral or 4 Low.

The issue seems to be that I cant get the down motion on the shifter. I looked underneath and all linkages look intact. What's going on is the cylinder type device that houses a spring / piston of some sort that moves the small rod down and to the notches for 4 low and neutral is seized up solid. I get 2 High to 4 High smooth as silk but can't get that down motion needed to get into the N and 4 Low notches.

I looked underneath the truck at the spring cylinder and the two rubber boots are present at both the top and bottom but on close inspection the bottom boot has a decent sized gash in it that has probably caused some corrosion that is seizing up the parts inside.

Anyone else had this problem?

I think all I need to do is get some Pblast or lube into that cylinder and work it a little but I am not sure the best way to go about it. I guess I could always remove whats left of the boots but I wanted to check in here with you guys first in case there is a simple fix for this.

I have only had the truck for about two months and it came to me with this problem.

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Bumpin it up.....anybody?

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Yeah, it's just frozen. PB should get it unstuck. Either here on the org, or on one of the other forums, there are pics from a fella who put zerk fittings on his mechanism, so he could lube his occasionally. May be best to remove it and clean it up real good; replacement one, even used, isn't cheap.
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Thanks. Thats what I suspected. As long as I have a good feeling that getting it lubed and unstuck will solve the problem I will go back at it with a mind to probably removing it to get it on the bench and clean it up good.

Anybody got any advice or cautions on doing this removal? Hints? Tips?

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