how do you get the shifter out of 4x4 in these trucks? every time i use 4x4 i can never shift back in to 2x4. so i just end up unlocking the hubs and leaving the shifter in 4x4 and drive around that way. eventully after i drive around some i can finally shift back in to 2x4. but why cant i shift in to 2x4 right after im done with 4x4? thanx
My 205 was a pain to shift with the stock linkage too. Sometimes I would lean back and kick the stick. Recently I twin sticked it and wow what a difference. It slides in and out of gear just like the main box. I can even kick the rear into low on the street, get rolling, and clutchless shift it into direct on the fly. It's kinda like deep reduction in my Kenworth.
i got a chance to try it out today. that backing up trick really works. no more stuck shifter.
i have another question about these old 4x4 trucks. are they shift on the fly like newer trucks? when im driving down the hiway doing 65 sometimes ill hit snow dry road and more snow. can i shift from 2x4 to 4x4 back to 2x4 or will i cause my t case to explode?
As long as the habs are locked in it will be fine you just need to let off the accelerator to take the load off the drivetrain, pop it itno 4x4 high, then back on the gas. I have done it with my 205 and never had a problem.
You can shift between 4H and 2H at speed as long you work the throttle correctly, you don't want to be accelerating or decelerating as you shift, you want the throttle in a "neutral" position, so to speak.
This should be obvious but never engage 4L at speed, the truck needs to be stopped, or at a very slow crawl.