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we have an 85 grand wagoneer, with a cracked 229 transfer case. also have a 79ish wagoneer, but not sure what transfer case is in it. will the two interchange? didn't know what the options were in the wagoneers, i'm trying to help out a friend who has cancer. just need to get it where he can drive it again. started out needing a starter and then found the cracks in the case.
 

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Well there is a big difference between 1979 and 1980 when it comes to jeep fullsize transfer cases. In the late 70's jeep ran th400 transmissions mostly behind the Borg Warner Quadra-Trac. That transfercase won't work for a number of reasons (spline count, offset rear), but the main reason was the front driveshaft is on the passenger side. If the wagon is actually a 1980 then chances are it is a np208 with a torqueflite and that should have the same bolt pattern and spline count as your np229 and most importantly it has the driverside front driveshaft
 

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was finally able to go and look at the other one, its an 82 and it has a 219 transfer case in it. is one or the other better? should i swap or just try to find another 229? thanks.
 

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The bolt pattern and spline count should be fine; however, the np219 was a full time 4wd transfer case. Your shift pattern from top to bottom would be (4 positions) 4l-n-4h- and "lock". The 4wd lock position is for use when the vehicle is immobile due to excessive wheel spin.
 
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