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When I go through the procedure of holding the transfer case knob past 10 seconds, I notice the 2 Hi light goes out, but the N light is hardly visible, other wise not very bright, is that normal? Also, do all of you put the transmission in drive for a second, then reverse for a second like the manual says? Oh! one more question. When the manual says to put it in park, do you still leave the engine running, because when I do, it makes a kind of grinding sound? Thanks


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Yes.it is normal for the N light to be dim. I also do the procedure that you are doing and have been doing for 2 years. I do get a noise when going to park but I think this is normal.I have had no trouble with folloeing the same instructions.


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Tupelojoe wrote:

Yes.it is normal for the N light to be dim. I also do the procedure that you are doing and have been doing for 2 years. I do get a noise when going to park but I think this is normal.I have had no trouble with folloeing the same instructions.
Thanks, that makes me feel more at ease.

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Jeeps specifically tell you to turn off the engine while in Neutral and then shift to Park - otherwise you get a grinding noise and - according to the manual - can damage the transmission.

It might be worth clarifying this with GM to make sure the manual is completely clear.

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I hate gear grinding noises, here is what I do with our TB:

Engine off, left hand holds transfer case knob in "neutral" position, key on, shift tranny to neutral. Wait 20 seconds and the 2WD light will go out indicating transfer case is in neutral. Continue to hold switch in "neutral" position.

Put tranny in park, start engine, shift to R, then D, to N. This tests that transfer case is in neutral. Turn off engine, put tranny in Park. Shutting engine off will eliminate noise when shifting to Park. Now you can turn transfer case switch to 2WD.

Open hood and pull two fuses. Turn ignition switch to "ON".

Pulling the fuses makes sure that the transfer case can not shift out of neutral and that the ignition key can not be turned back to "Lock".

When you start to tow be aware of any drag that would indicate that the transfer case did not shift to neutral.

Unhook sequence: install fuses, transfer case will try to shift to 2WD. Put tranny in neutral and transfer case will immediately shift to 2WD (usually).

Good luck.


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Tupelojoe is correct, mine works the same way, being towing it since I bought it new without any problems.

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