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Old 04-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Slop in NP231

Does anyone else have slop in their transfer case? I have a 5 speed and sometimes I get nervous in 4Lo and 1st gear because it feels like there is excessive slop in the gears/chain. I need to know if the slop is normal, and when there is too much slop. Does the chain get stretched over time?

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I to would like to know if there is an adjustment

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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The chain can stretch over time and there is no adjustment. This vid is of an NP242 but it shows what can happen to any chain driven T-case.
YouTube - 1998 Jeep Cherokee NP242 Transfer case Repair
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Ive got a spair chain for the np 231. It's got like 80k miles on it
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As long as you don't hear a slapping noise you should be fine. If your chain was as stretched as the one in that video you would hear a very audible slapping noise as the chain bangs against the inside of the t-case.
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