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Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« on: Sep 14, 2020, 11:14:18 AM »
Hi guys first post. I have a 1985 SR5 pickup with dual transfer cases. The last few weeks Iíve had an issue with my rear transfer case getting stuck like locked between N and 4H. When this happens my transmission shifter will still operate and run trough the gears as normal and my front transfer case will still move front to back between low and high but the rear transfer case being stuck wonít allow me to drive. Itís basically in neutral. I then unbolt the shift rod on the rear case and can manually shift the transfer case with a screwdriver no issues. I bolt the shift rod back up and everything works normal for a few days until the whole thing starts over. Any ideas? Also Iíd really like to get a new shift knob for my front transfer case that is engraved with low high and ideas where to find one? Thanks! Facebook has not helped me at all people seem to not even have a clue when I mention dual transfercases.

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Re: Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« Reply #1 on: Sep 14, 2020, 12:18:04 PM »
Marlin Crawler should sell shifter knobs if you call them.  I donít know if they are available individually on the website.

I canít really be of any use with the shifting issue. Have you tried to swap the front and rear shifters to see if itís the shifter or t-case?  I think the shifters are likely to swap if you donít have a twin stick on the rear case.
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Re: Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« Reply #2 on: Sep 14, 2020, 12:55:49 PM »
Thanks for the info on the shift knobs. As far as the shifter it is two individual sticks not a twin stick but I might try switching the shifters between transfercases.

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Re: Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« Reply #3 on: Sep 24, 2020, 05:36:07 PM »
Worn shifter seat maybe the issue, not a Toyota but I have had that issue in a Samurai and had to pull the shifter at times and finish shifting with a screwdriver.
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Re: Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« Reply #4 on: Sep 25, 2020, 07:48:41 PM »
when are you having it happen (out wheeling, driving to the store, etc)? can you recreate it on demand? I'd like to know a little more about when it happens to try to ID the cause.

did you build the duals or buy the truck built? I'm not too sure what you mean by 'I then unbolt the shift rod on the rear case and can manually shift the transfer case'. Do you mean you remove the shifter base? the only shift rods are internal and held in place with roll pins.

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Re: Rear transfer case shifter stuck
« Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 2020, 11:01:46 PM »
Hello !!!   first post here....i have the exact same issue!!!! with my 85 Toyota.....gets stuck in low and neutral .....we managed to use a screw driver to get it back out......please tell me ...what was your solution to fix this ??    Can you please share how you fixed this problem?

 
 
 
 
 

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