Off-Road T-Case Repair
Shifter Sheet On A Suzuki Samurai Transfer Case
Editor: Eric Bewley
Molalla, OR - One
of the most common problems with our Samurai as they age is the transfer
case bushing failure that causes the transfer case to get stuck in neutral.
Luckily, the fix for this is quite easy and can be done in a matter of
minutes with common hand tools. So, after you got stuck in neutral on the
trail, used a couple of screwdrivers to shift back into a range, and
driven yourself home, give the folks at Low Range a call and pick up this
simple affordable product and let your troubles melt away.
Our installation begins with
the assumption that you've taken the shifter boot off and removed the
shifter. We did this change out on the work bench but with a little bit of
care, one can do this in the Samurai just as easily. The only tools needed
are: A phillips and flat bladed screwdriver, a pick (dental pick), shop
towels and some degreaser / cleaner.
|1 - Nice photo of Low Range's part. (Isn't that
|2 - With the shifter removed you can see the broken
up shifter sheet. What happens is the 'ball' of the shifter begins
to settle down and also can 'wobble' as this wears and the
leverage off of the pins gets reduce to a point where the shifter
can not move the shift forks far enough to change gears.
|3 - Using a pick of some kind, carefully remove the
|4 - All the nastys removed.
|5 - Clean shifter housing. Take care to spray
cleaner on the towel first and then wipe to keep from filling the
t-case with excess cleaner and chunks that might get blown off of
the sidewalls and into the whole.
|6 - Install the new Low Range shifter sheet. In a
cool aerobatic way, it'll twirl (or pivot if you will) around the
locating pins and flop right into place.
|7 - Ok, it's in... Wasn't that easy? Now, put your
shifter back in and reinstall the t-case. You are ready to enjoy
your Samurai on the trail again without the worry of getting stuck
See the product at Low Range Off-Road's website
by clicking here.