Serious issue. I believe it's the transfer case. It all started with a leak. I believe the leak is coming from the transfer. Now it seams to be pouring from the transfer. Pooling up on the skid plate. On top of that, there is a grind during acceleration. Typically in harder acceleration. It's a low frequency metallic grind. I can't hear it while at a higher rate of speed due to road noise. I suspect the chain is shot. I don't think it's the tranny (32rh), although it takes a good amount of time to get moving in reverse if not driven in a day or two. I suspect fluid pump. If anyone on here can help, I will hunt down a magical platypus too grant you 4 wishes. Trust me, that's a big deal.
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