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Old 06-29-2018, 03:18 AM   #15
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Not sure this would help or solve the OP's issue, but I towed an 1987 Mustang with a drive shaft disconnect. I had a similar meshing issue when reconnecting the drive shaft.

I installed a "bump" switch that allowed me to engage the starter without the ignition on. All that was required was a momentary switch wired to the starter. As I applied light pressure to the shifter, I would tap the switch which would turn or bump the gears, allowing them to mesh. It had the same effect as rocking the car.
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Originally Posted by chrisgarcia View Post
Hi, can you elaborate on your mod as I am interested in knowing what it does for flat towing a Jeep.
With the advent of the "TJ", and keeping it on the JKs, the factory/designers designed a transfer case shifting system that incorporates both tying onto the body and the transfer case. The way it's designed, it does get the job done in shifting the T/C but, to say the least, it's not a very good design and, it can be failure prone easily, based on input from an aggressive and un-forgiving driver.

So, there are some aftermarket Jeep parts suppliers that have re-designed the shift mechanism for a more stable and positive shifting of the T/C. It's a cable design. I myself have not actually tried one or, installed one. I cannot attest as to how much better any of these aftermarket designs actually work. In our Jeep ownership history, we've owned (3) TJs and (1) JK. Two of the TJs were Rubicons with the 241OR Rock Crusher transfer case and the other one was a Sahara model with the 231 transfer case. As stated, ALL of those used the same or, very close to the same, transfer case shifting mechanism which, in all reality for a Jeep product, is WEAK.

Now, just what a change to a one of those cable operated T/C shifting designs would do for the towing side of things, well, again, I've not experienced one so, shifting ours (all that style) , while a pain at times, is not unsurmountable. Even the wife gets it into 2H after towing with a little finesse.
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