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I got a little bit of a rush today when my 4WD and everything completely disengaged driving in the ice and snow :eek:

Here is what I know, please help with your suggestions:
'87 FJ60 350, Marks Adapter, Centerforce, Stock Tranny/Transfer
The 4WD would not stay in place so I bungeed it to the passenger seat so it would not slip out. (NOTE: I have not put the cover on the bellhousing because I have been adjusting the clutch..). Driving just fine for about 3 miles and then I coast give her some gas and nothing. :doh: In my panic, I realease the bungee holding the 4WD engaged and try to slip it back into 2H, grinding, grinding and more grinding, finally I don't know if I put the clutch in or not, it slips in and I am able to drive in 2H. Get to a parking lot and the 4WD works again, but the clutch seems 'shorter'.

So, any ideas what happened and should I be concerned about conquering the ice on any sort of incline?

Thanks,
Dave.
'87 FJ60 147K 350 100miles
'97 FZJ89 70K
 
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Heading out again in a little bit. Hopefully, it won't happen agian. Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
Dave.
 
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60wag -

I think that is what happened. I just took it out for another spin to grab lunch and the 4WD worked fine if I held it in place. I guess I need to adjust the linkage someday soon.

Thanks,
Dave.
 

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check the linkage, check the guide plate to ensure it's on tight, make sure the opening in the tunnel cover isn't interfering, making sure the boot/carpet isn't interfering, etc. Lots of little things in a conversion to "tweak" to ensure things don't rub afterwards.
 
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Like woody said check for interferance. Fixed a 40 a while back that had a similar prob. The cutout in the tranny hump wasn't right and didn't allow full engagement. When he would go through a twisty or let off real hard it jumped out. A little trimming and all is good.
 

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