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242 /231 SWAP


 
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wanagro
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: 242 /231 SWAP Reply with quote

I have a 98 with a 242 behind an a-500 tranny. I know this isn't popular , but I want too know what year and what type of vehicle that the transfer case will interchange without a lot of modification. The 231 is what I am thinking, just want 2,4low,4high.have had bad luck with 2 of the 242 that have been bought. help would be greatly appriciated
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IF you can find an XJ with the same tranny you will have a direct bolt up.. Other wise see the tech section there is a writeup on swapping input in a t case.. If you use your current input any t case is usable..
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wanagro
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled the tc today and it has a 23 spline input. I am not afraid to swap input shafts. The thing that puzzles me is the tail shaft. looked at friends cherokee with a 231 in it and the shaft is enclosed while mine is open with a rubber boot on the slip joint. Is this something else that would need to be replaced or are there certain years that should be used if the tranny type isn't known? I do not want to pull it for a third time for not working. THANKS
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No big deal.. The over all lenght is the same its just a different design.. I have the one thats open with the Rubber boot.. Yours will work just fine..

Let me know if you have any other questions..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you want to sell your 242?
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