I have a 242 transfer case out of a '93 ZJ that I plan on using to replace my worn out viscous coupling 249 in my '97 ZJ. Input shaft lengths are correct, so this should be a direct swap. After cleaning all the grease and crud off the donor 242, I discovered some JB Weld around the filler hole for the transfer case. Looks like someone in the past cranked on the filler plug and cracked or broke the case around the filler plug. I don't trust this patch job and will replace the back half of the transfer case. Anyone know if I can just use my 249 back half to replace the 242 back half (not changing any internals)? I know the tail shafts are different and those unbolt and can be swapped. The only thing I want from the 249 is the back of the case.
is there some website to tell you if your TC has the new or old gear cut? My jeep is a 95 and im going to assume right now, as its too dark to check, that my TC will be made around 94.5. So is there a site that lists serial numbers of the TCs with the old cut and new cut?
lol im just busting your chops i honestly love the 4.0 May not be a beast but they are amazing engines. You will get a little bit better gas mileage and a little better performance. Dont expect the world but yes you will notice a difference. You gota fill out your profile. What year is your ZJ?
1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]
5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]