Transfer case shifting is hard

vsayler

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First jeep, came from a Raptor. Have about 2k miles on it but none off-road yet. Shifting transfer case can be very hard (I tow behind an RV). I have heard that it gets easier with more use. Wondering what the experience is,
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Yes mine was very hard to get into out of 4x4 high or low.

Everyday when I went out the driveway I shifted it in 4 high and out again several times. Then on the way back I shifted it into 4 low.

It is a lot easier now and goes into 4 high like butter. 4 low is still a little stiff but much better.
 

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4 hi becomes very easy. 4 lo can be a little more tricky but you want to be rolling 2-3mph which is often a challenge in and of itself .
 

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After a year, 4 hi is very easy. It was very difficult when new, on the level that I thought something was wrong.

4 lo is a matter of getting the gears to align and drop in. Sometimes you can get lucky when stationary, but most times you need a dead crawl with no load on the driveline to get in or out.

The JL is substantially more finicky in that department than my JK was.
 

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I have 2019 sport 6spd. manual trans. Was difficult shifting in 4WD low, everytime I parked I would roll it in the garage shifting it into 4WD low & leaving in low overnight the cables relax & memorize making the transfer case shifting much easier worked for me ! Hope this helps someone. try it. Good luck
 

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