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The NP242 has an aluminum case and it should have a tag on the back
saying New Process Gear, Model 242. New versions of the NP242 are
referred to as NVG242 or NV242 which stands for New Venture Gear. The
tag on the back of the transfer case will reflect the name change.
Only the name is different.
The chain driven NP242 is a full time transfer case with a 48/52
torque split front and rear. It is possible to lock it into four low
so it behaves like a part-time transfer case. When it is locked in,
power will be split regardless of traction. The output for the front
axle is on the drivers side. Low range is 2.72 and high is 1.00.
The NP242 is used in Grand Cherokees (ZJ) and Cherokees (XJ).
Also known as the Selec-Trac transfer case.