Correct me if I am wrong, but would the low range rod be the outboard rod? What is this telling me...When it's in 2H the front drive shaft will turn freely with my hand. In the other positions (4H/4L) it is locked in tight. Does that not indicate that the xfer case is shifting out of neutral? That's on the list for Saturday. I did not realize that gear would come off without assistance. It's been several years since I have has the xfer case open so anything is possible I guess. Thanks much.