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Unread 07-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Question on mating 242 w/ 545RE.

I picked up a used case at an area junkyard a few months back.

I was just starting to rip out my 247 when my buddy asked where the rest of the threaded studs were that come off the TC. There were only 3 out of 6 mounting studs.

I call them studs because I don't know what they're called. They appear to be a piece of threaded rod that screws into the transfer case then you put the bolts on the remaining threads when mated with the tranny.

Are these "studs" a piece I can get from the dealer?

and

What are they really called so I don't get laughed at when I go buy new ones?

Thanks a lot guys.

Jesse

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Unread 07-13-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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They're studs. Hope you got a 242hd and not a regular 242.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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Do you have 6 good studs out of the two t-cases?

The nuts seize up often, so the studs become nothing more than bolts.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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I might have 6 good ones between the two cases, but I wanted to be safe in case I messed them up while taking them off. I ordered 6 new studs with the nuts. dropped 72.50 on 12 pieces of metal.....oh well, now I just have to find the time to do it......


I did get the HD by the way.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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wow, i would have just cut allthread to length for that kind of money.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #6
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I have extra bolts. I'm sure I can dig up 6 with the nuts NOT frozen to the studs.

It makes it easier to bolt the trans&t-case together, but you only need 3 or 4 to make it line up perfect.

I have replaced 3 transfer cases on WJs and half of the nuts were frozen on the studs. I haven't have any problems just using them as bolts.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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Thanks QuadraTokn,
I prepaid because the stealership needed the money upfront, and they said that since they were special ordering, it was not returnable. Guess I'm out a few dollars. At least I have the right parts.
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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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***update***

Just got the case in! (finally!) There were no real problems. THe reason I got the thing was because of a whirring noise. (and I wanted an excuse to get the 242) The whirring is still there. I have a QD front axle and the gear oil looked pretty milky. Could the whirring be as simple as a fluid change with a bit of modifier?!?!?!

I could have sworn I changed the fluid days before the noises started........On the other hand I could have driven through water too!

Thanks for the input guys!

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Usually the whirling is a sign of driveline issue, (u - joints, out balance) or bad pinion or wheel bearings in the axles. Does it change when your on the gas or not?
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Yep. it happens when I'm on the gas.
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