The Jeep NP242 transfer case was introduced in the 1987 model year as a replacement for the NP228. The 242 premiered in the XJ Cherokee / Wagoneer and MJ Commache as the SelecTrac option. It was used in the 1987-01 XJ Cherokee. Your truck is able to handle a wide range of terrains and off-road challenges thanks to the hard work of the 4 wheel drive system. However, this system depends on a variety of parts in order to function properly. One such crucial part is the NP242 transfer case, which uses a series of gears, gaskets and other parts to transfer power from the drivetrain to each of your axles when the 4WD mode is activated. Replacing and upgrading this important piece of your driving experience now and again promotes a smoother, more reliable driving experience.
Replacing Made Easier
Your transfer case is a complex system of smaller parts which extend from your truck's drivetrain in the front, down to the front axle and then to the back axle. Needless to say, it's a big system, with tons of parts to worry about when it comes to replacement. In order to avoid confusion, it helps to have a diagram on hand that highlights the proper names and positions of the NP242 transfer case parts. If this doesn't give you the know-how you need, our staff members are here at 4 Wheel Parts to give you the pro tips and advice required to get the job done right.
When to Make the Switch
Like every other part in your truck, your Jeep Cherokee transfer case needs proper maintenance over time to fight common wear and tear. Despite regular, responsible maintenance, you may need to replace components such as your lever bushing or shaft seals anyways. This should be done when you begin experiencing issues with shifting into 4WD mode or with getting your wheels turning together.
Working With Your Budget
At 4 Wheel Parts, we know that off-roading can be expensive, and that's why we're dedicated to getting you top-notch aftermarket NP 242 upgrades as cheaply as possible. With our price guarantee in place, you're always getting the lowest possible price for the parts you buy. In fact, if you find it anywhere else cheaper, we'll match the lower price and pay out the difference so you can save your cash for future upgrades and maintenance.