Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > OEM Cherokee Tech
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read GarageVendor DirectoryvBLive TSB & Recalls
Search

Welcome to Cherokee Forum!
Welcome to Cherokee Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 127

View 98jeepster's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default np 242 transfer case drive chain question

Does this chain move at all times or only in four wheel drive and my trnasfer case is making a weird clunking noise I jacked up the rear wheels andput it in neutral and when I moved the back wheels and then would move them the other direction it like makes a clunking sounds like something is loose and it in the transfer case could this be a loose chain. I don't see how it can if the chain doesn't move in two wheel drive bc then it wouldn't even be moving when I did the wheel thing thanks for any helpp I get
98jeepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Cnwxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 557

View Cnwxj's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

The chain moves with the front output all the time, but is only driven in 4x4. I just replaced mine(np242 chain) and with 222k it was so loose it was skipping on the front output in 4h. The chains wear out, it's very common. Hope that helps.
Cnwxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 127

View 98jeepster's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

So if im in two wheel drive and im driving down the roae that chain is moving but just isn't driving thr front whells just free spinning
98jeepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
CF Veteran
 
dev_daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Posts: 2,363

View dev_daddy's Photo Album My Photos
1989 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98jeepster
So if im in two wheel drive and im driving down the roae that chain is moving but just isn't driving thr front whells just free spinning
Yes
__________________
Build!
dev_daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
Seasoned Member
 
87xj Pioneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 252

View 87xj Pioneer's Photo Album My Photos
1987 Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to 87xj Pioneer Send a message via Yahoo to 87xj Pioneer
Default

Yep!! To test this have a buddy come over to help ya Jack up the front wheels n turn both tires at the same time n u'll c that if the front tires r rollin the chains a turning!! If u have a full time locker up front then u wont need a buddy's help to c this!! I do believe the only way to stop the chain from turning is to install manual locking hubs!!
87xj Pioneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 127

View 98jeepster's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

Ok so I guess the chain could be causing my clunking slash grinding sound while driving it happens when I let off the gas it clunks and then when I get back on the gas but I checked everything else that would cause it and the only thing that seems bad is the transfercase chain or something in there
98jeepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
Seasoned Member
 
87xj Pioneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 252

View 87xj Pioneer's Photo Album My Photos
1987 Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to 87xj Pioneer Send a message via Yahoo to 87xj Pioneer
Default

I guess try n block the tires n disconnect both drive shafts n put the TC n gear n the tranny n neutral then turn both output shafts by hand against each other to find out how bad the chain is!

My motor tranny and TC are all out of my 89 limited....now in my 87 pioneer!! In my 89 I developed a clunk kinda like what ur describing but later found it was from the rearend!!!

Last edited by 87xj Pioneer; 03-11-2011 at 07:36 PM.
87xj Pioneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
Seasoned Member
 
evilxj85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon city, OR
Posts: 438

View evilxj85's Photo Album My Photos
94 Cherokee
Default

http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/np242.htm
evilxj85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
CF Veteran
 
dev_daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Posts: 2,363

View dev_daddy's Photo Album My Photos
1989 Cherokee
Default

Yes if its a clunking, make sirebits not your rear diff first
__________________
Build!
dev_daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 127

View 98jeepster's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

Ok I will ill have ro check it out but either way my transfer case is making anoise and something is grinding kinda noise to but it only makes it when im just rolling and the tires are slowing the vehicle down it never makes noise when im on the gas just when I just get back on the gas
98jeepster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
Seasoned Member
 
87xj Pioneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Posts: 252

View 87xj Pioneer's Photo Album My Photos
1987 Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to 87xj Pioneer Send a message via Yahoo to 87xj Pioneer
Default

OK well when my TC started making the clunking and grinding noise.... the chain ended up slipping off one day backing out of a parking space at Walmart and in turn split it wide open n spilling all the atf and demobilizing my Jeep!!!! I have been through 3 tc's now..... but one of em was due to my lead feet smashin on both the brakes and the gas running 33-12.50/15's with stock 3.55's (I snapped the main shaft inside the TC)!!!
87xj Pioneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
CF Veteran
 
dev_daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Posts: 2,363

View dev_daddy's Photo Album My Photos
1989 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 87xj Pioneer
OK well when my TC started making the clunking and grinding noise.... the chain ended up slipping off one day backing out of a parking space at Walmart and in turn split it wide open n spilling all the atf and demobilizing my Jeep!!!! I have been through 3 tc's now..... but one of em was due to my lead feet smashin on both the brakes and the gas running 33-12.50/15's with stock 3.55's (I snapped the main shaft inside the TC)!!!
Sweet jesus man
__________________
Build!
dev_daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2

View warehimer33's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

I have a 242J transfer case. I just cracked it open and noticed the chain wasn't moving at all and it was making a grinding noise from behind the chain in 2wd? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?
warehimer33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Cnwxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 557

View Cnwxj's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by warehimer33
I have a 242J transfer case. I just cracked it open and noticed the chain wasn't moving at all and it was making a grinding noise from behind the chain in 2wd? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?
The chain moves with the front wheels, were they moving? My chain stretched so much it popped on the sprocket.
Cnwxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
::CF Moderator::
 
Gee oh Dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 20,987

View Gee oh Dee's Photo Album My Photos
1987 Cherokee
Default

Moved to OEM Tech.
__________________
Rest in peace Brian 96_XJ Perrine

"Build" thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...herokee-58248/



"...To ride a motorcycle well is like making the choice to live in this world and the next simultaneously; It is to carelessly play with hell's devils and God's angels together because anything less would be, to the moto-enthusiast, to do nothing at all..."
Gee oh Dee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2012, 06:55 PM
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply
Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > OEM Cherokee Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about transfer case and front drive shaft. xjnewbie OEM Cherokee Tech 6 01-06-2011 01:07 PM
Replacing Chain on Transfer Case cblmbrt OEM Cherokee Tech 2 11-11-2010 01:49 PM
Transfer case/ 4 wheel drive question sbritt23 OEM Cherokee Tech 0 10-22-2010 09:22 PM
transfer case chain 94xj5spd OEM Cherokee Tech 1 02-19-2010 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2
This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup