Thread: New Jeep owner

  1. New Jeep owner

    I just bought a 76 CJ7 and the transmission only seems to engage when in 4H and 4L. Is this typical of this year? As stated I'm a new jeep owner and excited for this Jeep project.

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    Re: New Jeep owner

    More info would be helpful. Is it a manual trans or an auto? The "76 came from the factory with a Dana20 xfer case. Are you sure you're in the correct position when trying to engage 2H. Could be a xfer case issue.
    Tom Landvogt
    1978 CJ5(my toy)
    2001 Cherokee Sport(winter daily driver)
    2002 Dodge Dakota(summer daily driver)
    2017 Ford Escape(wifes' driver)

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    Re: New Jeep owner

    Transfer case linkage might need adjusting if it's not completely engaging 2hi.

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    Re: New Jeep owner

    Welcome to
    Possibly a silly question, but did the previous owner pull the rear driveshaft?
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