Join Date: Sep 2018
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 180000
Removing the Actuator & Shifting the Transfer Case Manually
Hello! I am a long time lurker and now a proud owner of a 2006 Commander Limited with the 5.7 Hemi. When I purchased my Commander, it had a broken wire in the front LSD actuator. It is now fixed, but it got me thinking. Prior to fixing the actuator, it would not shift into 4lo or shift the transfer case into neutral. I plan on towing my commander behind my motor home and am concerned that at some point in the future it will again not allow me to shift into neutral and I will be stuck with a motor home and a jeep that both need to be driven home.
This is a long-winded way of asking everyone here whether it is possible to remove the 4wd actuator and manually shift the transfer case. I have taken the actuator off and it looks like you could just insert a splined shaft (with the proper dimensions) and shift it manually. Has anyone tried this?
Last edited by Jimbotime; 09-27-2018 at 04:39 PM.
Reason: Clarification of the title