Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Bad ending to a great weekend

  1. #1
    Fresh Catch
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    35

    Bad ending to a great weekend

    Opening weekend for bow hunting here in TX. Get to the farm, shoot a few pigs, get some work done around the land and then my shifter cable snaps while doing 3 point turn. As I am shifting, it locks up in 4H and the tranny is stuck in neutral.

    Had to get towed by a Polaris Ranger back to the house to attempt to fix it, but no luck. 95 mile tow back home, Jeep is at the shop now. Sad sight to see this at the end of the weekend...

    towjeep.jpg

  2. #2
    Knows a Thing or Two OhNoTheJiggies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Posts
    723
    Dang, that blows. I had mine, my supervisors, and my friends shifter cable fall off the lever on the side of the tranny over the last 6 months. Was a pain but figured it out... But it didn't snap, so I can imagine that's going to be a bigger PITA. Good luck, hopefully it's a quick and painless fix.

  3. #3
    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Prescott, AZ
    Posts
    1,844
    It's a dirty job to do when you're offroad in the dirt and mud, but it is possible to crawl under the Jeep and manually move the shift arm on the transfer case into gear, or put the broken end back on enough to use the shift lever again until it falls back off of off the transfer case. Advance Adapters makes an expensive but high quality upgraded cable and shift linkage to eliminate the weak plastic parts that Chrysler puts on there.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




  4. #4
    Word Ninja Sharkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    12,210
    I installed the AA cable on Meant's jeep. Very stout product and one I will buy if I ever break my linkage.
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES

  5. #5
    Administrator wayoflife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    53,588
    As mentioned, Advance Adapters makes a pricey but great shifter linkage upgrade. That being said, if you need to run your Jeep in the mean time, you should be able to reach the shift lever on the transfer case and shift it by hand back into 2WD. You will most likely need to pull your front drive shaft to do this but, it can be done.

  6. #6
    Fresh Catch
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    35
    Good news is that it was a snapped shifter cable and also a plastic piece in the shifter was cracked (the black lever on driver side). Bad news is I did not have the time this week to fix this myself so I am out some cash for a shop to do it. I also had them install a transmission cooler. Back on the road now!

  7. #7
    Knows a Thing or Two OhNoTheJiggies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Posts
    723
    Congrats on roadworthiness!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS