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Unread 10-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #1756
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I got my 231 for $70 at pullapart. It was from a 98 and bolted directly in.
No pullapart around me Not that popular in MN

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Unread 10-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #1757
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About to install the rebuilt/SYE'd 242 into my 98, I thought the current 242 had the rubber plug above linkage tab.. it does not.

Anyone have a good part# for it?
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Unread 10-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #1758
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About to install the rebuilt/SYE'd 242 into my 98, I thought the current 242 had the rubber plug above linkage tab.. it does not.

Anyone have a good part# for it?
Hmm.... Need a little more description.

You can try quadratec.com

http://www.quadratec.com/jeep-replac...s/xj-np242.php
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Unread 10-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #1759
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Hmm.... Need a little more description.

You can try quadratec.com

http://www.quadratec.com/jeep-replac...s/xj-np242.php

Access plug for the shift fork roll pin. Screw it.. RTV'd a penny over it, last one lasted since 2000.

I believe it's dealer only, the Q'Tec link shows the hole but no part for it. Look above the front output bearing in diagram (#5).

Thanks though.. appreciated.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #1760
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Found a couple 242s near my parents for $100. 2 are from '98 Grand Cherokees & one is from a '99 Cherokee. Wondering which would be the better one to look at. Once I have one, I will let you guys know where they are.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #1761
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Found a couple 242s near my parents for $100. 2 are from '98 Grand Cherokees & one is from a '99 Cherokee. Wondering which would be the better one to look at. Once I have one, I will let you guys know where they are.
Id say its a tie between the 241 and the 2.42
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Unread 10-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #1762
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Id say its a tie between the 241 and the 2.42
I will call them tomorrow and get some more info on them. Hopefully they have the drive shaft for GCs still.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #1763
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All 96-98 ZJ c242 ases or 96-01 XJ 242 sases will swap in place of a 249 case on a 96-98 ZJ as a direct bolt in.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #1764
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If im swapping a 97 np249 5.2 to a 242 from a 97 4.0. It is a direct fit? Do I need to change anything in either case? Or just simply unbolt and rebolt up? Im starting this project next week. So I'm building a list of what needs to be done and exactly what tools I will need to accomplish the job.
Also would I need to hack a wrench?

Ive read many times it they say its a direct bolt up. But never seen a how to lol. Its always different years
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Unread 10-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #1765
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If im swapping a 97 np249 5.2 to a 242 from a 97 4.0. It is a direct fit? Do I need to change anything in either case? Or just simply unbolt and rebolt up? Im starting this project next week. So I'm building a list of what needs to be done and exactly what tools I will need to accomplish the job.
Also would I need to hack a wrench?

Ive read many times it they say its a direct bolt up. But never seen a how to lol. Its always different years
Should be a direct bolt in since it should be same input lengths and being both 97s probably dont even have to swap speedo gears since the plugs are probably the same. Might need to shorten the rear driveshaft or you might not.

You could hack a 9/16" combo wrench in half or if you have a Lowes nearby they have a "stubby" 9/16" combo wrench that is about half the length of a normal combo wrench or a little less and works wonderfully to get the top two nuts off, especially the top passenger side nut which is the hardest to get to of the 6 nuts that hold the transfer case to the transmission.

The stubby 9/16" combo wrench was a Kobalt brand (Lowes store brand for tools) and cost like $5-6, worth the cost. If you dont have a Lowes nearby you could possibly find one elsewhere locally or just hack a wrench if you have to if you have a spare 9/16.

Heres a pic of the stubby combo wrench its like 4 inches long.



Other than that you will most likely need to adjust the linkage to shift into all gear ranges properly but thats simple to do as long as your linkage adjuster isnt seized like mine was from rust.

Might want to think about putting a new transmission output seal in while the case is off its a very common failure and would suck to have to pull it back apart to replace a leaking seal when you can just put a new one in now.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #1766
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If im swapping a 97 np249 5.2 to a 242 from a 97 4.0. It is a direct fit? Do I need to change anything in either case? Or just simply unbolt and rebolt up? Im starting this project next week. So I'm building a list of what needs to be done and exactly what tools I will need to accomplish the job.
Also would I need to hack a wrench?

Ive read many times it they say its a direct bolt up. But never seen a how to lol. Its always different years
It's a direct bolt on, but as already stated you will most probably have to have to shorten your driveshaft.

No need to hack a wrench, buy the shorty, or use a 1/4" ratchet. You will need to lower the transmission so you can reach around to get the top two nuts. The exhaust makes this a pain, but it's not all that bad.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #1767
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Awesome thanks
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #1768
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It's a direct bolt on, but as already stated you will most probably have to have to shorten your driveshaft.

No need to hack a wrench, buy the shorty, or use a 1/4" ratchet. You will need to lower the transmission so you can reach around to get the top two nuts. The exhaust makes this a pain, but it's not all that bad.


So if I can get the drive shaft from the donor jeep. I wouldnt have to shorten?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #1769
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So if I can get the drive shaft from the donor jeep. I wouldnt have to shorten?
It will most probably be to short, I tried the same thing, but only had 1/2" or so of yoke on the splines. I drove it like this for a week or so, but in the end had mine shortened. If you go this route be very careful, loosing a driveshaft would not be good.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #1770
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It will most probably be to short, I tried the same thing, but only had 1/2" or so of yoke on the splines. I drove it like this for a week or so, but in the end had mine shortened. If you go this route be very careful, loosing a driveshaft would not be good.

Ah okay. Ill just get it shorten then.
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