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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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slect track 4x4 works on wj, but transfercase makes a clicking sound

4x4 works, but when ever I putit in, the transfercase makes a ticking ratteling sound. it goes away when back in 2x4

I have a 4 inch lift on my wj.



2nd question. are you supost to back up when disengaging the 4x4? my wj does not have a manuel and I have trouble taking it out of 4x4

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Unread 09-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #2
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Internal shift forks have plastic pads on the ends that are probably wore down or gone now, not allowing it to stay in gear or shift in all the way.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 06:40 PM   #3
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so is it safe still to use? or will it cause more damage?
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Unread 09-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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Hows your transmission mount looking?
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have you checked your fluid lately? mine was making a noise...got down under and looked...had a nice gash in the tcase. no fluid. repaired hole, filled with fluid and noise is gone.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 03:48 PM   #6
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Look at your front drive shaft. Each end should have a rubber boot where it comes from the transfer case and again where it goes to the front diff. If those boots are leaking or torn, the drive shaft needs to be replaced. Mine recently had this done and it clicked in everything but 2wd.
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Look at your front drive shaft. Each end should have a rubber boot where it comes from the transfer case and again where it goes to the front diff. If those boots are leaking or torn, the drive shaft needs to be replaced. Mine recently had this done and it clicked in everything but 2wd.
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Mine's doing the exact same thing. Did some wheeling on it, and now it even does it in 2wd.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Look at your front drive shaft. Each end should have a rubber boot where it comes from the transfer case and again where it goes to the front diff. If those boots are leaking or torn, the drive shaft needs to be replaced. Mine recently had this done and it clicked in everything but 2wd.

ok cool, I will look, I'm going to get a after market shaft anyway eventually, but as long as it keeps up in 2x4.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
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yep it sounds like the front driveshaft could definitely be an issue. i have replaced my front driveshaft 3 different times with those same issues, the transfer case twice, and i am about to have to replace the rear driveshaft. i love my jeep to death and wouldn't trade it for anything. but good god they cost a lot of money. especially at 19 years old ha
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A front driveshaft would make noise in 4x2 and 4x4...

...just sayin...
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A front driveshaft would make noise in 4x2 and 4x4...

...just sayin...
Negative. My tcase side boot was torn, bearings gone, NO NOISE in 4x2, as there is ZERO torque being applied to it. Sure it's spinning, but it's just being pulled along via the front axle. When I put it in part time or full time, torque was obviously applied to it, and it made all kinds of racket.

EVENTUALLY it has started making noises in 4x2, but only after running it 1500-2000 miles on the BB.
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agreed. when i had to replace my front ds it made the noise in 4 wheel drive only. after about 3-4 weeks of driving it like that and engaging and disengaging 4 wheel drive it began to eventually make the same noise, just quiter and not quite as much, in 2 wheel. as soon as i replaced the front ds, all noises were gone.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:26 AM   #13
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Me too rlewi. New shaft = no noise.

Mebane!!!! I went to Elon for a couple of years...
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