engine size yet, but I'll check if its important), automatic transmission and 4 wheel drive, that has a problem with the transfer case, or the shifter for same. It was either take the thing, or totally loose out on a couple of hundred bucks I was owed.
I never actually drove this vehicle, other than when being towed in
reverse the couple of blocks from where it was, to my place, (long
story behind this left to the imagination). So, I can only convey the
story told to me by the previous owner. Apparently, they were driving
along in 2WD when the vehicle slipped out of this gear range and they
couldn't shift back into it, so they stopped and used 4WD, until
several miles down the road, this happened again in this gear range.
When I try to shift through the transfer cases gears, it doesn't feel
like its going into any of the high range gears, but does feel like it
shifts into the 4WD Lo position. But it still doesn't move when I put
the transmission into gear, even though the engine does slow down
slightly when the transmission is in gear.
What I'm wondering is, if there might be a pin broken in the shifter,
or maybe a shift fork broken, or loose, that prevents shifting the
transfer case? (Just a guess on my part.) Also, if anyone knows which
other brands and models of transmission and transfer case are
interchangeable with this vehicle, I'd please let me know. If its
going to be a big hassle finding parts, or if its really expensive, I
would be willing to consider swapping in a standard transmission, with
all the extras involved with doing that, but for now, I'd just like to
get the thing drivable again with whats there, if thats possible.
- posted 12 years ago