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i just bought a 03 rubicon from dealer about a mont and some change ago my warranty is up and just started hearing a scraping noise come to find out my chain has grided a hole in my transfer case im screwed!! and no sign of fluid anywhere hmmmm what does that tell ya but anyways does anyone have a spare 241 laying around i could purchase please and is their any different T-Cases that will fit like a 231? THANKs
 

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Man, I did a quick search on car-parts.com and those puppies are expensive. 900 with a busted case, rediculous. Good luck, hope you find one a lot cheaper than that.
 

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I'd go back to the dealership and say the problem that finally appeared had to have been a previously exhisting condition and the vehicle's condition at time of sale did not meet the standards for implied merchantablity... i.e. it was not actually in good condition and ready for use at the time of sale. I'd suggest to them that they make an offer in compromise to fix the transfer case or you'll see them in Small Claims court. A dealer's warranty is not always limited to what it says in writing or what they want you to believe it covers. Especially if they are also a new Jeep dealership. :)
 

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That helps also man thank you i was planing on going too idk if this is true may sound dumb but my mechanic said that all four tires could have locked up and i could have spun out of controll?
 

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Fix your 241 or replace it with another 241, you don't want to replace a 241 with a 231. That's like replacing a Citation Jet with a Cessna 172. Both work but one is much better and far more desirable.
 

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I just purchased a replacement for mine, from a salvage place that had one listed for sale on car-part.com. I had been looking for about a week, I thought about repairing my case, until I pulled it from the jeep, in about ten pieces. DOH! So, $975 to my door isn't too bad. It's no Atlas, but that would have really busted the piggy bank. And I knew what I was getting into when I bought the salvage Rubicon, so it wasn't that shocking.
 

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Oh, yeah, it's not the end of the world. One case half is about $360, and the other was about the same at the dealership. You add a seal, and a chain, and an afternoon of wrenching, and you are not too bad off. If you are even slightly mechanically inclined, you can probably pull this off. Though, some of the bolts were a real bugger. I had to use a stubby ratchet, and break them free with a pipe against the handle, and a hammer. You have two, maybe three options. 1. buy a replacement. Going to be just under a grand. Check car-part.com 3. buy the case half and seal, and chain, and try it yourself. Buy some beverages and you may get some help from some others near you that aren't too afraid of it. 4. take it somewhere, like a trans shop, or a 4X4 shop, tell them what happened and ask if they are good enough at welding aluminum that they can put a patch on. It's not too far fetched, I have seen it done. There are worse things. One day I lost an axle seal, only I didn't know it. I also had been wheeling that day. In deep sandy muddy water. Guess what happened about half an hour later, on the freeway? My front axle locked up, exploded the gears, put a hole in the diff cover, and I came to a tire smoking screeching halt on the freeway. At least that didn't happen to you. :)
 
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