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Old 01-04-2019, 05:17 AM
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So this is supposed to be the "non-tech" area. But I do not know where else to put this question.

Do XJ's have transfer case shift motors?

Dr. Google tells this, "The transfer case shift motor is a small electric motor that moves parts within the transfer case itself to activate the various modes of the 4WD system. Through gears or a chain, the transfer case connects the input from the transmission to the rear axle and front axle driveshafts."

I do not see the part listed in the Mopar 91'-93' JEEP PARTS CATALOG 81-690-1792. But then again, the part may be under a different name.

I purchased a reman t-case. The shift motor isn't included.

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Google is wrong. It's lever/linkage operated.
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Google is wrong. It's lever/linkage operated.
The google info isn't Jeep XJ specific. Not sure that is necessarily "wrong." Sounds like that definition doesn't apply to the XJ application. But I think you answered several questions with your reply. Thank you.
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Jeep XJ Transfercase shift motor pictured below. Might have a hard time finding one on Rock Auto I heard the core charge is pretty high.






Note-This post is meant in jest don't take it personally.
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It's called an "encoder motor" and is used on 4x4's with push button transfer case operation. Rebuilt the complete system on my '96 Blazer a few years back. A big PIA just so you don't have to use a lever. System consists of mechanical,electrical,and vacuum operated components.
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Originally Posted by downs View Post
Jeep XJ Transfercase shift motor pictured below. Might have a hard time finding one on Rock Auto I heard the core charge is pretty high.

Note-This post is meant in jest don't take it personally.
AWESOME!
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It's called an "encoder motor" and is used on 4x4's with push button transfer case operation. Rebuilt the complete system on my '96 Blazer a few years back. A big PIA just so you don't have to use a lever. System consists of mechanical,electrical,and vacuum operated components.
This is kind of what I figured based on cruiser54's post. Thank you!
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Jeep XJ Transfercase shift motor pictured below. Might have a hard time finding one on Rock Auto I heard the core charge is pretty high.






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But where are your indicator lights?

Can't use the shifter without having them, can you?
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mine works fine light bulbs be damned.
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mine works fine light bulbs be damned.
"We don't need no sticking light bulbs".
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Originally Posted by EZEARL View Post
It's called an "encoder motor" and is used on 4x4's with push button transfer case operation. Rebuilt the complete system on my '96 Blazer a few years back. A big PIA just so you don't have to use a lever. System consists of mechanical,electrical,and vacuum operated components.
They only ever fail when there is 3' of snow anyways...the flashing indicator lamp or better yet

will get you unstuck a lot faster.

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