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The first thing to check is the fluid level in the manual transmission. Sometimes when they get low it will make it hard to get into gear. Is this something you can do?
This transmission needs to be full all the way to the check plug. If it's even just a little low it will make it hard to shift. This transmission takes 80w90 gear oil and the check plug is on the driver's side (if I remember correctly). The plug is usually a square head-unless it has been replaced.
After checking the fluid you should check to make sure the clutch fluid looks ok and then pump the clutch a couple of times and check to see if the fluid aerates. If it does then the clutch cylinder might be wearing out and not actually pushing in all the way. This would also make it hard to get into gear.
The transfer case wouldn't normally cause the transmission to bind- sometimes they will stick in 4wd or in 2wd but they don't have a ton of interference with the manual transmission.
Sounds good. Let me know if you need more info.
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