Re: NV231 range lever grommet

From: Michael Maskalans (dml@tepidcola.com)
Date: Mon Dec 09 2013 - 14:35:09 EST


On Dec 9, 2013, at 11:14 AM, Bill Pitz <bill@pitz.net> wrote:

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> 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.
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> Thanks... Here's a diagram from a Jeep forum that will give you a better idea of what I'm talking about:
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> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attachments/f11/315014d1323665007-99-xj-np242-stuck-4-wheel-drive-i-tried-all-np231-adjust-instructions.jpg
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> 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.
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> Here's hoping my next post isn't about rebuilding my transfer case :-)
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> -Bill
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I wouldnít take the linkage off the side of the case (the ďRange LeverĒ), but just replace the grommet there unless thereís some collateral damage to that linkage. I canít remember if that could potentially fall into the case. I donít THINK so, and it shouldnít be easy to fall in even if it can since thereís a seal and the internal bits involved as well. Itís been a while since Iíve had a NV case torn apart.

I was thinking of the whole shifter lever assembly that comes up through the floor when speaking of the 2 bolts into the side of the case.

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Michael Maskalans
Rochester NY



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