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post #1 of 27 Old 02-24-2020, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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242 t/c linkage

Previous owner swapped in 242 & never hooked up linkage, & didn't leave it in there. What parts do I need to get hooked up? Thanks!

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The only thing removed during that swap is the t case the cable, mounting bracket, etc are all reused. What part exactly do you think you're missing? Maybe some pics would help.
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Will get pics this evening.
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It might not let you post them I think you have to have a certain number of posts unless your a paid member just send me a private message in that case i'll give my cell you can text me. I was planning on working on mine tonight so I can show you what it should look like. I did a 247 to 242 standard duty on a 2004 4.0.
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Thanks. I just checked closer, just picked up Jeep yesterday, & linkage is there...it just needs clip (whatever?) that holds it to shift rod on t/c. Also, do I change console or just indicator bezel?
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Here's pics. Does angle of t/c & shifter linkage look a little drastic?
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Here's pics. Does angle of t/c & shifter linkage look a little drastic?



Yes! Does that thing even HAVE a transmission mount in there? It should be between the crossmember and the trans/transfer case adaptor.

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There should be a little plastic nub on the shift lever that that cable lock onto, Probably dealer only item, good luck...


Also looks like you need to swap the cable itself down into the bottom hole of the bracket.(to the left of your pic) the shift lever on the 242 is quite a bit shorter than the other cases.

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Tim yeah looks like you have a lift and a trans drop which makes the front driveshaft angle worse. I have a 4" and 1" trans drop it's about the same that CV joint on the t case side won't last long. Regarding the linkage you're just missing the little bushing that makes that connecting slack free to the t case shift arm. They crumble when you remove it for the swap. Search the post. I paid like $20 for an aftermarket replacement but other guys that more creative and cheaper ideas that are probably better.
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Thanks LuthWJ77.....it does have a 4" lift & trans drop, I just thought t/c should be supported more. Will look into different d-shafts & eliminate CV. Will look for bushing for linkage.
Does console need replacing to get correct gear indicator?
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You can get the correct gears if you just remember where the positions are. The detent for the different modes in inside the t-case itself. I switched the faceplate on mine so it looked correct. It required removing the center console to do it. Have to snip the wires to the Overdrive lockout switch in the handle, and had to remove the shift handles(not always an easy task)

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I have the same problem with the missing hardware.

I'm not sure if it's the right part, the video I watched of someone installing it had an actual arm instead of cable ending in an eyelet -- It pops through the eyelet/arm, then over the end of the "nipple."

I'm too n00b to post links and I'm not sure if it's the right part: Crown Automotive 53004810

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Thanks for all the help....will be getting this done
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I didn't bother with changing gear lever either for the record. I used this bushing in the link below similar to OE but as mentioned there are other fixes.

https://www.bushingfix.com/jeep-gran...shing-options/
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Ah, can post images now. This is the Crown Automotive 53004810 Bushing I was talking about earlier.


$2 + shipping from a variety of places.




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