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Transfer Case Parts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Madbomber88, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Madbomber88

    Madbomber88 1/2 ton status

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    Having lots of trouble locating a medium housing for my 241C off a 91 K5. I've been talking to Power Train in NJ who is the eastern dealer for NP, and they don't have the piece I need. Looked at hundreds of cases in junkyards and no luck. Apparently, this particular casing is rare. I have the casing # for the piece I need.
    So... any great ideas on where to go to get this piece?
    It's #9 in this picture. Has the electrical connection for the speedo (I'm guessing)

    Transfer case.JPG
     
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    Would an SYE kit elim that part too? Might be worth looking into.
     
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    Somebody else mentioned that too, but for the price, compared to the price of $25 (if I can find the part), and then I am assuming I have to get a new driveshaft... It may be just as cost effective to get a whole new (used) transfer case. What is the benefit of the slip yoke elimination kit for a truck that is mostly a pavement pounder?
     
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    Your right, complete used case might be best bet, but I suspect the '90-91 (maybe later?) specific 241 would be slightly difficult to find. Besides, if it ends up being a drivers side drop, which I assume was used in say a 1988 K-truck, you end up taking apart a good case to get one piece. :(

    Have you talked to GM about the piece? Sometimes the price is reasonable, most often not. :) That's IF GM hasn't discontinued it already. I should be able to get the GM part number for the '88 piece tonight, which should be close to the same cost for a '90+ one I'd expect, if you are interested, just for a cost guesstimate.
     
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    At this point, I'm looking for any solution. I'd rather not have to drop the whole case out, and then I'd have to make sure I got another compatible case. It is a passenger side drop, with an electronic speedo.
    There's nothing I hate more than having my truck sitting in pieces because I can't find the part I need. You really go through withdrawal when you don't have them on the road...
     
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    Well heck. The '88 manual does not list the NP241 as being used. Not what the specs page here says, but oh well.

    The 208 is listed in group 4, I suspect the 241 would be as well in a newer manual.

    You can also email GMpartsdirect.com, with your picture, they should be able to get you the part number/price.
     
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    The NP241 did not start until 1989 and that was a 1 year only with mechanical speedo, starting in 1990 it was a electric speedo. Yes, the SYE kit does away with that part but then you would need to have a new year driveshaft made so the cost is not worth it for a pavement pounder as you say.
     
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    Well finally figured it out. Turns out this particular casing is extremely rare because it is a passenger side drop. New Process said it is obsolute and they didn't know what to do. We ran a nationwide GM dealership part request this morning. I was told either we find the part or that I'd have to get a new case. Turns out one dealership in the nation had the casing, in PA. THey are overnighting it to me. I am more than happy. Better not break this one...
     

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