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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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5.9 limited transfer case external shaft?

while looking for a 242 case for my niner for an eventual swap..........

the 249 in my 5.9 has no rubber boot at the rear output.
this seems contradictory to some of the info i have read.

simply put:
should my niner originally have had the external shaft with rubber boot or the
internal without rubber boot?

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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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i have a 5.9, i have the external rubber boot on the 242 i installed and works great, i submerged it and havent gotten water on the slip yoke yet
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Unread 10-06-2009, 02:58 AM   #3
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The 249 is internal slip. The oil seal keeps oil in and dirt out. No need for a boot.
The 242 and 231 can be internal or external depending upon year and vehicle application.
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