Its now sitting in the driveway!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH. Im terrified. haha. I still have to go and get the safety inspection and e-test to get it registered here in Ontario, but that should all go smoothly. There is only one kind of glaring issue, the handle that controls the windshield wipers/spit juice on the side of the steering column is in the glovebox. Its all intact, just not attached. Ill have to get that figured out. Somehow, you can still turn on the wipers from a small push/pull kind of button deal down and to the left of the steering wheel. Just making some dinner now, and then pictures will follow! I hope that all I have to do is just take off the piece of plastic on the steering column and connect it up :S. We will see! Also the guy said the center diff lock worked when he bought it a year ago, but he hasn't tried it since. He said it might need some grease of some sort? I didn't try it, was going to figure that out first, what do you guys think? Is that a greased part?
Off to eat, pictures are forthcoming....
The linkage for the tcase is known to seize if not used semi regularly. You should be able to take it off and free it up, lube it and put it back in
Hum I see, well I think I'm really hoping that its not stuck in the locked 4H position, because if that is the case, I hope my T-case isn't eating itself as we speak and I'm going to need a new one. Its definitely stuck though, but I think there may be a light that comes on, on the dash to tell me that the T-case is in diff lock mode, which there definitely isn't. Is there anyway I would be able to check that? Also, I found out a few new things about the truck today. It wasn't one owner (not surprised), more like 3. Also, someone played with the wiring a bit around the steering column, so I will have to figure that out. Oh, and it DOES leak oil I found, though, I'm not sure where from. All the levels of all the fluids I could check from under the hood were within normal limits, so it could just be a 'rover thing'. Aside from these issues, the truck is solid. All the other power things work, now I just gotta get the wiper arm figured as I have the ability to turn the wipers on and off, just not the ability to spray the fluid, which could pose an issue on the highway.
Anyways, I was outside for 3 hours today, sorry for the delay in the pictures, we got a big snowstorm last night here! Here you guys go!
Tell me what you guys think!
Good to know it leaks oil. That means it still has some in it.
Nice little truck. Get under it and spray PB blaster all over the t-case shifter, then work it forward and aft after everything is warmed up and the trans in neutral. Spray some more PB, then more back and forward, then in and out of diff lock. It is rare for them to fail and it is typically just stuck in place from having never been shifted.
Scott has a good idea to start with the PB blaster. You may want to try and shift it while moving slowly forward or reverse and it sometimes takes a while for the light on the dash to illuminate. If some one has fiddled with the wiring around the steering column check that area first. Try the simple stuff first.
Thanks guys, I will give the PB blaster a shot. I'm just worried that its actually locked in the 'locked' position, and I'm seriously hoping that my transfer case is okay if this is true!
Actually, just did a bit of reading, and it seems that for the diff to be 'locked' the handle has to move to the drivers side and have a dash light illuminate, and since its stuck down and to the right, it should be okay. I will have to get that fixed, but at least my T-case isn't eating itself! phewf
I would say that based on your pictures it is stuck back and to the right...vice down and to the right (which would be unlocked dif but in low range...giving you a pretty slow max speed)
Your TC prob hasn't been in the locked position for years, if ever, so the advice on the PB will likely sort it out after some jiggling. As stated they rarely fail, but do like being exercised and can be cranky after neglect.
Nice looking truck BTW, love the color and it looks to be in good shape.
1996 D1 5 speed