1. 4 wheel drive shifter keeps jumping out of gear. 1997 TJ.

    I have had problems with my 1997 TJ jumping out of gear when in 4 wheel drive. I just bought it and it has a 2 inch body lift.

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    I had that trouble first time ever on the trail. Some nice man climbed under me, twisted a nut, and I was good to go.

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    Do you know what he adjusted?

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    Re: 4 wheel drive shifter keeps jumping out of gear. 1997 TJ.

    The main reason it jumps is the transfercase shifter is connected to the jeeps body and the Tcase is connected to the frame. With enough flex it jumps out of gear. Adjusting helps, but to solve the problem is to look for a T-case shifter relocation unit. Tera flex, advanced adapters JK and many more MFG's make these.

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    Thank you I will look into the relocation kit. At first I thought I was hitting it with my leg but then realized that was not the case. I am up here in Wyoming and you know what it's like here.

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    Re: 4 wheel drive shifter keeps jumping out of gear. 1997 TJ.

    make sure the rubber shifter boot isn't "pushing" it out of gear too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skipcrawford View Post
    Do you know what he adjusted?
    Utah had my prob exactly. Not enough length for my 4" lift. A buddy made a longer mount for me later.
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    Thank you. This is my first Jeep and it's been fun other then it jumping out of gear.

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