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post #2086 of 3106 Old 04-14-2014, 12:31 PM
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The wiring harnesses were up behind my HVAC controls rather than right behind the VIC. Check there first before you go pulling your hair out wondering where they're at. I think they're only behind the VIC for 93-95 models.


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Can a 242 with external slip yoke be run in PT4 and no rear driveshaft until it can be cut down without issues?

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Can anyone tell if this is the .84 or .75 input length?



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First find the proper way to measure. I think the only way to be sure is to open and remove the input shaft. From the pics on the first page and on web searching shows all side by side.
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The wiring harnesses were up behind my HVAC controls rather than right behind the VIC. Check there first before you go pulling your hair out wondering where they're at. I think they're only behind the VIC for 93-95 models.
Mine were behind the VIC ('98 Limited).
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post #2091 of 3106 Old 04-15-2014, 02:55 AM
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I stand corrected.

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Can a 242 with external slip yoke be run in PT4 and no rear driveshaft until it can be cut down without issues?

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Yes, make sure it's 4 part time and not 4 full time.
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Can anyone tell if this is the .84 or .75 input length?



The top pic is the correct way to measure
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post #2095 of 3106 Old 04-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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So i would say .75 then.
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Yes, make sure it's 4 part time and not 4 full time.
Yep, since 4 full time = not moving.
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Can anyone tell if this is the .84 or .75 input length?
A scale or depth mic, or even dial calipers would be better than tape measure. The tab on the end may give you a wrong measurement since it floats for carpenters.
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I am about to embark on my transfer case swap journey. I have a used 242 to replace my 249. I expect that I need to swap the input shaft. What other parts should I consider replacing? Just seals and such? Or the chain? I am going to start taking it out, possibly as soon as this weekend. I will have it open soon and should start acquiring the required parts. The donor case was out of the vehicle, and the only thing I know about it is that someone couldn't get the fill plug out and went after it with a bunch of pliars, saws, grinder, etc. This will have to be drilled, I think, to get out as the nut is mangled beyond recognition.

Is there a great place to get an all-inclusive kit of seals, etc? I found drivetrain.com that seems to have a pretty decent seal kit, or rebuild kit for the 242.
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post #2099 of 3106 Old 04-21-2014, 04:56 PM
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Since my VC is just about gone and because my dad has offered to loan me the money to pick up a 242 (all of $75 but monies is tight with the spawn on the way now). I'm guessing the one from the GC, just want to make sure. Its going into a 1997 5.2 Laredo.
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Either one of those 242s should bolt right in.
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