Re: NV231 range lever grommet

From: Bill Pitz (bill@pitz.net)
Date: Mon Dec 09 2013 - 11:14:13 EST


On 12/9/2013 07:16 AM, Michael Maskalans wrote:
>> I found a replacement lever and grommet which I have ordered. My presumption is that it's already assembled into one unit. Now my question: It appears that the range lever is just attached to the transfer case with a nut and washer. Is it safe to just remove this and do a direct replacement of the lever, without any further dis-assembly of the transfer case?
> If itís the whole assembly, I think itís two bolts to the side of the case and the rest is all one assembly thatíll snap into the actual tcase shifter. No big shakes and no extra parts to fall off.
>
Thanks... Here's a diagram from a Jeep forum that will give you a
better idea of what I'm talking about:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attachments/f11/315014d1323665007-99-xj-np242-stuck-4-wheel-drive-i-tried-all-np231-adjust-instructions.jpg

What I lost is the rubber grommet that sits in the range lever where the
linkage rod attaches. I've ordered a replacement range lever with the
grommet, so by far the easiest approach (as long as there is no
collateral damage) is to take off the existing range lever and replace
with the new one. The FSM instructions for removing/re-installing the
range lever are buried in the disassembly instructions amidst all sorts
of stuff that requires special tools, which is why I ask. I don't want
to remove that locknut only to find that whatever it is attached to just
falls off onto the inside of the case.

Here's hoping my next post isn't about rebuilding my transfer case :-)

-Bill



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