Sympathies for your situation . Once you finally get it into 4H , don't push your luck to go further , lol .Since it hasn’t worked since I can’t say if it still does or not lol .
Once (if) I get it back from the service department I’ll try again.
I thought it was just me and the dealership acted like that was normal.
Yes has to be in Neutral to shift into 4h or 4l even back into 2hIt should loosen up with use. Just keep working it and it should get easier. I found out that my Rubi will not go into Neutral or 2L without the trans being in neutral (automatic trans). No way, no how.
Not true ... the manual does not tell you to shift back and forth between 2H and 4H with the transmission in neutral.Yes has to be in Neutral to shift into 4h or 4l even back into 2h
For automatic I meant not sure about manual transNot true ... the manual does not tell you to shift back and forth between 2H and 4H with the transmission in neutral.
This is how I finally thought through it.
1) Basic rule ... don't do any shifting if your wheels are spinning.
2) Shifting between 2 and 4 wheel engagement --- You are not changing speed ratios with the gears! When stopped or moving, the front and rear input to the transfer case are both spinning at the same RPM ... so, simply engage or disengage the transfer case gearing with no need to shift into neutral. It helps if you remove the torque on the gears ... let up on the gas just a little as you are shifting.
3) Shifting between high and low range --- Now you are changing speed ratios with the gears! You have to engage neutral, so that the gears can reach the same speed, to mesh with no grinding. For me, rolling just a little (creeping) is the best speed ... stop on a slope, let up on the brakes, and as the Jeep starts to move then shift between high and low range. Cutting butter with a hot knife will come to mind as the shift is completed. Don't take the manual's 2 to 3 mph as gospel with this shift, play around with a lower than a walking speed to see if it doesn't work better for you.
All of my off-road experience has been with automatics. Any mention of "manual" in my earlier post was directed at the "owner's manual," not a manual transmission.For automatic I meant not sure about manual trans
Yeah sorry I read your reply very fast and after re-reading it yes you refer to it as the owners manual I think it’s just safer to put it in neutral at a complete stop and then shifted I have tried to shift it to one of the wheels were moving at very low speed no speed it all just kind of rolling and just a grinding part of it I don’t like I hate to break something later especially being out on the trail so that’s why I say only a neutral can you shift it It’s much smoother and you can actually get a real handle on the direction of the four wheel shifter without trying to break somethingAll of my off-road experience has been with automatics. Any mention of "manual" in my earlier post was directed at the "owner's manual," not a manual transmission.
The point I was trying to make is that the owner's manual leaves folks confused ... thus, my simplistic way of thinking about what to do with the transfer lever. It helps me, you might need another type of mental bookmark.