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post #1 of 5 Old 07-07-2020, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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2013 Loredo 4x4, Transfer Case problem

Hey all, my 2013 Loredo 4x4 is making a loud click/thunk repeatedly, upon acceleration, especially on an incline or given heavy gas. It runs fantastically once up to speed, but I really have to baby it to get it there, and in TN, hill starts are nearly impossible to avoid. I've had it looked at, and ruled out axles, diff, and drive shaft, was told the transfer case would need to be replaced. Hooray. Part new is nearly 2 grand, and a rebuilt one is still over $1000. So before I bite the bullet, I thought I'd check with you lovely people to see if you had and other ideas or something I may be overlooking. Or if anyone knows of anywhere that might sell the part a little cheaper? I don't have high hopes or expectations, but it's worth a shot! Thanks, y'all!

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-07-2020, 02:47 PM
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Who told you the transfer case was the problem, and how did they determine that? If it was just a guess, check all driveshafts for play. And have someone outside the car listening as you pull out to help locate the source, or someone riding in the back as well.
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Have you changed the oil??

Cheap easy job to do
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-07-2020, 04:53 PM
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Did you have the motor mounts checked? It sounds like a classic motor mount problem. Or perhaps one of the suspension bushings. There are a couple threads indexed in the maintenance sticky.

On the other hand, if the transfercase chain sprockets are worn enough, they will jump teeth with a thunk. Thats usually where techs migrate to, if they aren't aware of the common motor mount wear issue.

Next they may suspect the transmission as sticky/worn clutches can slip under acceleration with a thunk. So have the tranny fluid level checked.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-13-2020, 04:22 AM
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I have a 2012 4X4 and it was doing the same thing. I drained and replaced the fluid in the transfer case and it fixed the problem.

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