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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #16
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It could be eather but I was told that by removing the frount driveshaft that if the grinding stops it's the transfer case if it dosent then it's the rear axel. But I was just making sure that when I remove the frount driveshaft that the frount axel and transfer case won't leak.
It could still grind if the rear bearing in the T case is bad.

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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #17
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Ya that is true. Lol
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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #18
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The rear end is a Dana 44 3.73 and It had a tag on it saying it needed limited slip additive. I have not gotten into the carrier to see if it has the clutch packs or not yet. If I Rember right when it's on stands the tires rotate opposite directions
If it had a tag saying it needed friction modifier, I'd venture to say it has a limited slip. I doubt any PO would just put that tag on there. If the tires spin opposite directions, the clutch packs are worn out. Whether or not that's causing your noise is a different story.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #19
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Would the clutch packs beying bad cause the drive train any binding and damage anything. It has around 230,000 miles on it and as far as I know I'm the only owner that has gotten into the front and rear end. I got it 3 almost 4 years ago and it had I think 160,000 miles on it maybe 180,000 but I don't Rember. I was checking if there was any movement in the u-joints and that's when I found that there was play in the transfer case to the front drive line. I've all ready got a list of things to fix on it but can only do the most important ones first it's my daily driver.
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