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NP246 transfer case vs NP261/263 operating characteristics

This is a discussion on NP246 transfer case vs NP261/263 operating characteristics within the Technical / Maintenance forums, part of the General Discussion category; so ive been wondering how do these auto track cases work exactly. i know that when in auto 4x4 they ...

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    NP246 transfer case vs NP261/263 operating characteristics


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    so ive been wondering how do these auto track cases work exactly. i know that when in auto 4x4 they use clutches to transfer the power on and off but what about when they are in full time 4x4? are they still rubbing clutches or are they locked just like the 261/263 that doesn't have the autotrac

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    Re: NP246 transfer case vs NP261/263 operating characteristics

    Hey I'm not sure if this is what your looking for but here is a c/p from shopkey.



    DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

    General Operation

    The New Venture Gear model NVG 246 RPO NPB transfer case is a two speed automatic,
    transfer case. The NVG 246 transfer case has many changes from prior years. The NVG
    classified as an Electronic Architect Upgrade (EAU). The upgrades to the NVG 246 EAU
    some of the following internal changes:

    * A new encoder motor for faster operation in the AWD mode.
    * The control actuator lever (3) is a new design with different cam angles.
    * The shift detent plunger and spring is no longer used.
    * The clutch assembly (1) uses a new style return spring and clutch washer.
    * A new rear output shaft (2) no longer uses a retaining ring by the oil pump.
    * The range shift fork (4) is a newer design.

    The NVG 246 EAU provides 5 modes, Auto 4WD, 4HI, 4LO, 2HI and Neutral. The Auto 4WD position allows the capability of an active transfer case, which provides the benefits of on-demand torque biasing wet clutch and easy vehicle tuning through software calibrations. The software calibrations allow more features such as flexible adapt ready position and clutch preload torque levels. The technology allows for vehicle speed dependent clutch torque levels to enhance the performance of the system. For example, the system is calibrated to provide 0-5 ft lb of clutch torque during low speed, low engine torque operation, and predetermined higher torque for 40 km/h (25 mph) and greater. This prevents crow-hop and binding at low speeds and provides higher torque biases at higher vehicle speeds, in order to enhance stability. The NVG 246 EAU transfer case features a 4 button shift control switch located on the instrument panel. When the ignition key is in the RUN position, the transfer case shift control module monitors the transfer case shift control switch to determine if the driver desires a new mode/range position. At a single press of the transfer case shift control switch, the lamp of the new desired position will begin flashing to inform the driver that the transfer case shift control module has received the request for a new mode/range position. The lamp will continue to flash until all shifting criteria has been met and the new mode/range position has been reached, or has been engaged. Once the new mode/range position is fully active, the switch indicator lamp for the new position will remain ON constantly. During normal driving situations, the transfer case can operate in the Auto 4WD mode. In the Auto 4WD mode, the transfer case shift control module monitors rear wheel slip speed, based on the inputs from both the front and rear propshaft speed sensors. When the vehicle experiences a rear wheel slip condition, the vehicle experiences a rear wheel slip condition, the transfer case shift control module sends a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal to an electronic motor, which is the transfer case encoder motor. This motor rotates the transfer case control actuator lever shaft, applying a clutch pack. This clutch pack is designed to deliver a variable amount of torque, normally delivered to the rear wheels, and transfers it to the front wheels. Torque is ramped up to the front wheels until the front propshaft speed sensor matches that of the rear propshaft speed sensor. Torque is ramped down to the front wheels. The process would repeat if rear wheel slip is detected again. The NVG 246 EAU transfer case has the added feature of also providing the driver with 3 manual mode/range positions:

    *4HI - 4 Wheel Drive high range
    *2HI - 2 Wheel Drive high range
    *4LO - 4 Wheel Drive low range.

    The driver may choose to select any of these mode/range positions while driving the vehicle. However, the transfer case will not allow a shift into or out of 4LO unless the following criteria has been met:

    *The engine is running.
    * The automatic transmission is in Neutral.
    * The vehicle speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph).

    This transfer case also has a Neutral position. A shift to the Neutral position allows the vehicle to be towed without rotating the transmission output shaft. Neutral position may be obtained only if the following criteria has been met:

    * The engine is running.
    * The automatic transmission is in Neutral.
    * The vehicle speed is below 5 km/h (3 mph).
    * The transfer case is in 2HI mode.

    Once these conditions have been met, press and hold both the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. When the system completes the shift to neutral, the red neutral lamp will illuminate. The NVG 246 EAU case halves are high-pressure die-cast magnesium. Ball bearing support the input shaft, the front output shaft, and the rear output shaft. A thrust bearing is located inside of the input shaft gear to support the front of the rear output shaft. The transfer case requires Auto TRAC(R) II Fluid GM P/N 12378508 (Canadian P/N 10953626) which is blue in color. The fluid is designed for smooth clutch application. An oil pump, driven by the rear output shaft, pumps the fluid through the rear output shaft oil gallery to the clutch and bearings. There are two versions of the NVG 246 EAU, which depend on the transmission applications and vehicle applications. If the vehicle is equipped with a transmission RPO M30, the transmission splines in the input gear will have 27 teeth. With this application the planetary carrier assembly will have 4 pinion gears. If the vehicle is equipped with transmission RPO MT1 or MT8, the transmission splines in the input gear will have 32 teeth. The planetary carrier assembly on this application will have 32 teeth. The planetary carrier assembly on this application will have 6 pinion gears.
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    Re: NP246 transfer case vs NP261/263 operating characteristics

    thanks this helps me out a bit but when the t case is in 4hi is it still slipping its clutch packs or is it locked solid?

 

 

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