The car is a '03 Explorer AWD on 38k.
Right after i travel through a rough/jumpy surface there is some grinding noise coming from the front, the car starts pulling to the left with a slight jerky/chugging -like behaviour. This seems to happen at any speed and the problem goes away on its own after about 1 minute. While the problem is there, the gears and revs behave completely normal.
4x4 H and L are working fine, but the same problem has happened in 4x4 H (havent tried with 4x4 L).