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Transfer case shift handle came off tonight

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by jeep2001, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. jeep2001

    jeep2001 Member
    from il.
    Messages: 44

    I went out tonight to do some snow plowing and when I went to put my 1995 wrangler in 4 wheel drive the transfer case shift handle came detach from the transfer case. Of course it was in neutral when this happened. I am too old to be laying in 4'' of snow to shift this by hand. .Is there a better way than just the retaining clip to hold this together? The retaining clip did break, is this a common problem? Any help will be great.

    Thanks
    MIke
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Never had that happen been driving jeeps since 1988.

    Nope crawl under and pull the lever on the transfercase.

    First plow a clear spot to lay down :)
     
  3. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    My experience is with the Dana 300 in the older CJs, they have a clip that secures a nut.......the clip came off in deep snow,,,,nut backed out....handle slid out... luckily i was already in 4wd so unlocked the hubs when i hit clear pavement. I have since replaced the clip with a cotter pin....no mo' problems. Hope this helps
     
  4. jeep2001

    jeep2001 Member
    from il.
    Messages: 44

    That would of been a good ideal to plow a spot for me to get under the jeep but when the handle came off it somehow put the transfer case in neutal and the jeep would not move. I order a new retainer clip but I am thinking about drilling a hole and putting a nut and bolt through it. I have a meyer plow on this 1995 wrangler, can I installed this plow on a 1997 on newer wrangler without too much work?
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    My bad you did say it was in neutral

    No the two jeep frames are completely different
     
  6. jeep2001

    jeep2001 Member
    from il.
    Messages: 44

    If I replace my 1995 jeep to a 1997 or newer will any of my old plow system work on the newer jeep wrangler?
    Thanks
    Mike