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Old 04-07-2010, 12:24 AM
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Question transfer case ?

So I'm doing some work on my 01 durango and wondering about the different types of transfer cases dodge used, and if mine is good(nv233). And if not what to upgrade to.
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The nv233 is is somewhat similar to the np231 found in jeeps and some model dodge trucks. It is electric shift for most dakota and durangos 2001+ with a 1:1 high and a 2:72 low range it is a pretty durable for a chain driven transfer case. It is a part-time transfer case i believe the other one available is the nv244 which is an awd option transfer case also chain driven and a low range of 2:72. I'm not very familiar with the awd one but i believe that's what its called. I have the nv233 in my 2002 dakota and has performed very well to off road use .

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is there any way to swap gears in the case to get the 4:1 low range like the wrangler rubicons have?
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I think there is a low kit but it's not really worth getting for these cases. You can buy a new transfer case (Atlas II) for 2k and have it said and done (And virtually indestructible)
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Quite a few parts for the np231 do work in our nv233 including slip yoke eliminators i have seen people make the low range kits work from the np231 but i don't think its a bolt in thing i would try googling it and see what comes up.
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The nv233 is is somewhat similar to the np231 found in jeeps and some model dodge trucks. It is electric shift for most dakota and durangos 2001+ with a 1:1 high and a 2:72 low range it is a pretty durable for a chain driven transfer case. It is a part-time transfer case i believe the other one available is the nv244 which is an awd option transfer case also chain driven and a low range of 2:72. I'm not very familiar with the awd one but i believe that's what its called. I have the nv233 in my 2002 dakota and has performed very well to off road use .
thanks Leo
im glad to hear that.
i went wheeling and distroyed my axles and front diff. so im thinking sas.
i dont want to change the t-case but thought if it was weak i would. but looks like it doesnt need to be done.........yet.
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thanks Leo
im glad to hear that.
i went wheeling and distroyed my axles and front diff. so im thinking sas.
i dont want to change the t-case but thought if it was weak i would. but looks like it doesnt need to be done.........yet.
Yea I haven't destroyed mine yet. As long as you have the right gear ratio it's works. And should last you a good amount of time. Run it till it breaks.
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Hey guys no problem glad to help out
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A few of my vehicles have had leaking transfer cases and its a pain to find good refurbished units. any one got any suggestions other than salvage yards?

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A few of my vehicles have had leaking transfer cases and its a pain to find good refurbished units. any one got any suggestions other than salvage yards?
Rebuild your own with a rebuild kit? anyone can do it...a mechanically inclined 15yr old can do seal replacements; pulling a case to replace it with a refurbished one is more difficult then splitting the case and rebuilding whale it's still attached to the vehicle.


Anyways I have nothing other then to recommend salvage yards were you pull the part yourself, you get to see the condition, get all the bits/pieces you need and get to learn how to install it on something you cant fuck up. And the prices are insanely low, I bought an np241 (with 2wd option) and np231 for 140bux for both; and their in great condition. Car-part.com and already pulled salvage part prices are ridiculous; and you usually dont get to inspect them attached to the vehicle before you buy.
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i agree with 6115, i pulled my TRASHED 231 out, and upgraded to a 231HD for about $130, though the SYE kit i needed to add was $400(still cheaper than another 231 from the dealer @ $1500)
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anyone need a 233 'case? I have one in the middle of the garage just taking up space
about an hour south of Chicago sorry not interested in shipping
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