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: '93 Manual Shift 4x4 Bracket broken off transfer case


rebel33382
07-20-2008, 04:02 AM
This bracket broke, does anyone know the part number and could I get it anywhere else than the dealership? This is the bracket that the linkage connects to manually enagage 4wd to the transfer case

Steve83
07-20-2008, 10:42 AM
Do some searching - this is a very common problem for shifters that don't get shifted or lubed often.

Shadofax
07-20-2008, 10:54 AM
are you referring to the shifter arm that goes into the transfer case? The 4x4 shifter has a long linkage that connects to this arm?

rebel33382
07-20-2008, 12:17 PM
yes the piece that goes into the transfer case with a big hex/allen looking bolt

kf4amu
07-20-2008, 01:51 PM
You should change to an electric t-case so you dont have all these problems...


:goodfinge:goodfinge

Shadofax
07-20-2008, 02:28 PM
yes the piece that goes into the transfer case with a big hex/allen looking bolt

still not sure I am following you so bear with me. You mean this arm going into the Tcase (the one that looks brownish, with NO hex/allen bolt):

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/319972/fullsize/110_1006.jpg

The ONLY hex/allen bolts I know of within the whole Tcase setup are the bolts for putting together the Tcase halves, and the hex bolts for the Tcase shifter to attach it to the side of the tranny:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/310648/fullsize/109_0999.jpg
this shows the shifter out of the truck, with hex bolts in it (actually they are a torq T50 IIRC), and they bolt to the side of the tranny into those 2 holes you can just see through the hole in the floor.

Shadofax
07-20-2008, 02:39 PM
You should change to an electric t-case so you dont have all these problems...


:goodfinge:goodfinge

There seems to be a rash of manual Tcase goofiness lately.

But, I suspect in some of the instances it's just a matter of: "You can break anything if you pull on it hard enough."
:goodfinge

Steve83
07-20-2008, 03:54 PM
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/310648/fullsize/109_0999.jpg
this shows the shifter.......but it DOESN'T show the similar bolt on the OTHER side that holds the Aluminum casting to the steel plate. ;) The one on which the shifter pivots.

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/183099/thumbnail/t-case-shifter-87-96.jpg (http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/media/183099)

Shadofax
07-20-2008, 04:55 PM
...but it DOESN'T show the similar bolt on the OTHER side that holds the Aluminum casting to the steel plate. ;) The one on which the shifter pivots.

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/183099/thumbnail/t-case-shifter-87-96.jpg (http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/media/183099)

That's true. Do you think he's talking about that bolt?

This is like a guessing game.

How bout some pics of what you broke and we can then respond on where to get what you need. None of this stuff is actually a "bracket that broke off the transfer case".

Steve83
07-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Yeah, that's where it ALWAYS breaks. If the mechanism doesn't spin inside the tube, then all the sideways force goes onto that bolt, and the Aluminum snaps.

rebel33382
07-20-2008, 11:17 PM
does that mean my transfer case is messed up, i just bought the truck and guy said it was working fine till this bracket broke??

Steve83
07-20-2008, 11:50 PM
Do some searching - this is a very common problem for shifters that don't get shifted or lubed often.:popc1:

Shadofax
07-21-2008, 08:49 AM
:popc1:

agreed. think I'm outta here, this one's another one I'll chalk up to my post #7.

rebel33382
08-04-2008, 03:16 PM
yes, the cast aluminum piece is the part I need. I am trying to find it, dealership has their issues. They cant give me a part number for some reason. Would anyone know it off hand. or have one they would sell??

Shadofax
08-04-2008, 03:22 PM
yes, the cast aluminum piece is the part I need. I am trying to find it, dealership has their issues. They cant give me a part number for some reason. Would anyone know it off hand. or have one they would sell??

If you need the one I have pictured (for an e4od), you can take them the pic, but I'll tell you now it is very expensive from the dealer. It's unlikely someone has one on here they will sell (have not seen one for sale in quite awhile). A junkyard is your likely source, I was able to find one at a yard in Minnesota off a '97 F250 equipped with E4OD for $65, which is cheap.

XDAILY
08-04-2008, 03:26 PM
You should change to an electric t-case so you dont have all these problems...


:histerica

wik
08-04-2008, 03:36 PM
This guy offers to rebuild the shifter linkage.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rebuild-YOUR-Ford-Transfer-Case-Shifter-Warner-1356_W0QQitemZ250184713437QQihZ015QQcategoryZ47121 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

white92
08-04-2008, 04:33 PM
The dealer here in norcal wants like $230 for it, just fyi.