From reading here I was under the impression that if you swapped out with a 242 you had to crack it open and change some of the internals?
Forgive me if Im wrong. Being new to this the pure overload of information i found may have confused me. Since I dont have any specialty tools or the knowledge needed to do that I was looking to simply remove the old unit and bolt in a new one?
Did i get it wrong?
I obviously would rather have a stronger unit. But from what i read, the 242 offered...Selct a Trac (or something close to that) that offered you 2wd as well as 4wd and 4lo so you had to do some more specialized work.
Again please forgive my stupid questions and ignorance. Just a lot of information to take in.
The Grand Cherokee 5.9 further included additional performance-enhancing features including:
* A stronger 46RE transmission than the 5.2 L with a heavier output shaft
Has anyone swapped a 231 or 242 into a 5.9? Is this wiki "fact" true? I hope this pertains to this thread, I don't want to be a hi-jacker
it has a heavier driveshaft, the tranny output is still 23 spline(spline count is the only thing that could "make" it stronger).
the 46re is internally stronger than the 44re, it has to do with the clutch packs and planetary gear assemblies though.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.
So I found a guy local to me that has a 249 out of a 98 5.9l for only $100. Would it be worth it to pick it up and use it? Even if it only lasted me a few years it seems like its worth $100.
Is there any way to test it before hand to see if its in good working order before I install it?
Or would it be worthwhile to buy it and a new VC and install it then bolt it up? (Tho really, if I'm doing that I might as well just buyu the VC and use my current TC)
There is no way to test the VC prior to installing the TC. It would have to be installed. If you bought a new VC the price would be about 350 for a cheapy. With 350 you can buy two 242's or 231's. If you want to gamble and install the new 249 go for it. The VC is a wear part and could last another 500 miles,1,000 miles who knows.
Ok. Im just having a harder time finding a 242 for some reason in that price range. I checked a couple parts websites that people on this board linked me to, and they cost substantially more. Unless Im looking for the wrong item. Things just seem to be more expensive here in the bay area.
Ill look again and see if i can get some shipping qoutes. I wouldnt think it would be TOO expensive.