Hard shift into 4H

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How many times have you tried? First few times with mine were stiff. Now it’s loosened up and its no effort.
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Mine was the same way. Almost seemed like it wouldn't shift at first, now after doing it several times, it shifts easily.
 

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Mine was the same way. Almost seemed like it wouldn't shift at first, now after doing it several times, it shifts easily.
Now if I can just get 4WD Low down so it doesnt sound like I’m going to grenate the transfer case
 

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I’ve shifted maybe 15 times in the last few days and it’s just as stuff. But, it sounds like it’s a normal experience. Hopefully it will subside over time.
 

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So my wife said the same thing about shifting into 4H the first time and that it banged and popped back out. She had a difficult time getting it back into 4H. Since then she has been using it in the snow without issue to my knowledge.

However, last night I changed the oil and saw what looked like some kind of oil, yellow, slippery (maybe mixed with water) around the transfer case linkage. Looks like the driveshaft had spun and sprayed it.

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