I have a 1999 wj and the transfer case is going. I would rebuild it but the parts are very expensive. I would rather install a 242 or another transfer case that is not full time, and i cant find a used 247 at a resonable price. And who knows how long a used one would last any way.
i did the car-part.com search, and scored a 242 out of an 03 with 50k miles, and a rear drive shaft for $500 about 2 weeks ago, at one of the local junk yards. I have an 04 with the V8, so it was a direct swap, plug and play. it was actually pretty easy. Getting to that top bolt was kind of a pain. just drop the cross member down a couple inches, and i used one of those flex head ratchets with a deep socket, and i was able to get it loose. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...me=Tools&cName=Mechanics+Tools&sName=Ratchets
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