Need advice on a replacement transfer case
greetings from the new guy. Set up, 2007 GC with QD-II. Completely stock still.
Yesterday, what I suspect was the transfer case decided to crater. Don't know exactly what could have caused it, but something happened and it caused the CV joint to the front drive shaft to explode and spit out the shaft.
The front drive still turns at the transfer case, but the rear drive is a no-go. Absolutely nothing.
Just to check, I have shifted the transfer case into neutral and 4-low. All motors seem to be working as you can hear them. I know it is not a guarantee, but I have to assume a little.
So, long story to get to here: under the assumption my transfer case is gone, I've been looking across the internet for a replacement, however, I'm seeing a lot of conflicting information. Seems like it should be simple to find another NV245 case. Nope.
I see several different part numbers out there, and even variations of model.
Example of model variation - X2451, X245M, X2451M, X2452M, etc
Part number variation - 52853391AA, 52853391AB, 52853391AC, R2105904AD, 52105703AA, etc.
I'm sure it is likely something simple that I'm missing, but I don't want to purchase the wrong part.
I'm trying to avoid going to a shop as me and a friend can do a swap ourselves.
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated, and rookie hazing expected as well.