Transfer Case Expert needed! NP231j 231
I have searched and searched for a long time and can't find an answer to a few of my questions.
I have a 94 YJ, 4.0, Manual trans, NP231j.
I noticed a clicking noise upon deceleration regardless of whether the clutch is in or out, trans in gear or neutral, doesn't matter. It makes the clicking in all those situations. It is vehicle speed dependent. I would roughly say that I have to be moving 25-30 mph before it will make the noise (I want to stress that it SEEMS that is the case but it is possible that I can't hear it at lower speeds). HERE, is what should be most helpful; If I put the Transfer case in Neutral, put the transmission IN GEAR (5th yields the best results) with the engine running I can hear it really well. I crawled under it and stethescoped the trans and the tcase in every spot possible and I have located the area that the noise is most prevalent. It is at the bottom of the case about an inch or so from the detent plunger/spring cap, toward the centerline of the case. I have taken the case apart for inspection and I have not found anything that is obviously wrong. PLEASE HELP!
I have some other questions relating to this issue but I don't want to get this thread sidetracked. I also think that my other questions are such that others could benefit from the answers greatly in the future so I am going to post them in a separate thread. If you see that, just realize that I am not over-posting the same thing. I am doing it to hopefully help others in their future searches as it would have been extremely useful info to me.
Thanks in advance!
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