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How-to » Transmissions & Drivetrains » 4WD & All Wheel Drive » How to Replace a Transfer Case Shift Linkage
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Transfer Case Shift Linkage

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Remove the shifter knob on the interior of the vehicle.
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Secure your vehicle on a solid level surface so that it does not roll or lean when raised.
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Using a floor jack, raise the front of the vehicle.
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Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
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Visually inspect the transfer case shift linkage for damage or misalignment.
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Loosen the lock bolt from the shift lever.
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Remove the shift linkage from the transfer case.
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Remove the bolts holding the shift lever to the floor board and remove the linkage assembly.
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Replace with the new part and install in reverse order.
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Tighten the shift lever to the floor board.
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Tighten the shift linkage to the transfer case.
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Tighten the lock bolt to the shift lever.
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Lower the vehicle to the ground, install the shift knob and road test.
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Park the vehicle on a level surface. Place the transmission in neutral. Move the Transfer Case Shift knob to different gear settings. Make sure that the shifting is smooth, and the gears properly engage.
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