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Unread 04-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
STRRAYNGE
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Looking for a 242J from a 2002-2003 WJ V8

Im looking to do a 242 swap in my WJ. Is there anyone local on here that might know where I can get a T-case from at a reasonable price?

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Unread 04-24-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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I got one off Fleabay at a good price. Local you'll have to hunt and peck around the junk yards.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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I got one off Fleabay at a good price. Local you'll have to hunt and peck around the junk yards.
Yeah, im having no luck at all local!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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I didn't either; yards or Craigslist or local 4x4 boards. Intraweb is yer friend!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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This is where I got mine from, for about the same cost

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANSFER-CAS...ht_2235wt_1020

He was also willing to sell the rear shaft for an extra $100 which is a good deal, since you need it unless you are going SYE.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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Thanks man! I think I may have found one down in Commerce City. Asking 400.00 plus 15.00 core. I guess ill need to see if he has matching rear drive shaft as well. As far as being able to tell for sure if it is the 242HD? Im guessing the only way to really tell is by the aluminum housing over the output shaft?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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Yep, if it has the alum extension on the back it is the HD. Or count the splines on the input side.. don't recall off my head but it is in the swap thread in the WJ section
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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #8
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Yep, if it has the alum extension on the back it is the HD. Or count the splines on the input side.. don't recall off my head but it is in the swap thread in the WJ section
Yeah, I read that thread. I mainly just wanted some clarification from someone that has done it. Hes gonna sell me T-case and drive shaft for 475.00. Do you know of anything else I might need, any harnesses, plugs, brackets, etc?
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #9
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Other than the case and driveshaft, it's a bolt in
Change the cable to the bottom hole on the existing bracket (it's actually bolted to the side of the transmission), install, drive.
You don't even have to change the shifter out, but it makes it easier to know where the gears are.

Mine had two of the studs that mount it to the trans bent somewhere along the way, so I had to pull two from the 247

Also, the hardest part is accessing the 6 bolts; I found it simpler to drop the crossmember, and remove the mount off the trans, than trying to piddle with 1/4 turn on the two bottom ones.
Support under the trans pan with a couple 2x4's to spread the load
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #10
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Other than the case and driveshaft, it's a bolt in
Change the cable to the bottom hole on the existing bracket (it's actually bolted to the side of the transmission), install, drive.
You don't even have to change the shifter out, but it makes it easier to know where the gears are.

Mine had two of the studs that mount it to the trans bent somewhere along the way, so I had to pull two from the 247
Awesome! Thanks for the input. I will be doing this tomorrow. The speedo and everything all work fine, or will I need to put mine in the 242?
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #11
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Speedo is picked up off the ABS wheel sensors

Only wire there is comes from the 242, and lights the "4x4" light on the dash.
I didn't mess with finding a plug and connecting it
You'll also find the breather hose on top, it just pulls off the nipple and goes back on the 242 in the same place

The step by step in the WJ forum is really good; pics help a lot.
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RC LA, IRO 6 in springs, OTK, Bilsteins, Aussie, Eaton, RCV's, 242-SYE, hidden winch, JCR Stage 3, skidded and trussed & sleeved
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:39 AM   #12
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Speedo is picked up off the ABS wheel sensors

Only wire there is comes from the 242, and lights the "4x4" light on the dash.
I didn't mess with finding a plug and connecting it
You'll also find the breather hose on top, it just pulls off the nipple and goes back on the 242 in the same place

The step by step in the WJ forum is really good; pics help a lot.
thanks again. gonna go take another look at that write up.

maybe im thinking of the 249 and the regular 242 swap that I did on my wifes ZJ a couple years back. that one had the speedometer on the tcase.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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Got tcase, driveshaft, and shifter with selec-trac bezel!!
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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #14
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Well, here it all is!!



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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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Can't see the pics but sounds like you scored!
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