I had the dealer fix my front clunk a few months ago. About $500. Which of the three is most responsible for the P-R-N-D clunk? I wanted them to inspect the front diff while they were doing the work, but apparently they didn't do that. I have some grinding in the front that I am assuming is in the front diff. Possibly output of transfer case too? Also have some play on the front drive shaft that I'm not sure if it is normal.
If I just wanted to drain the front diff gear oil and inspect the gears, would I just need to remove the mount #6 and then remove all of the front #4 bolts? Would I still need to support the front diff or would it not drop out if only that front mount was removed.
My grinding is intermittent (mainly on deceleration and most obvious at very low speeds), but I'm guessing that I could see some wear on the gears if this is the culprit.
Thanks for any input!