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2001 Dodge Durango Question: when i put it in 4x4 it knocks/cluncks when i give it gas. what could it be

 

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gogojoejoe, 4.7L V8, Independence, MO, February 13, 2012, 07:03
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only when its slick. i dont hear when just in 2x4, i dont hear when i turn

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    Sci-Tech (see my shops), February 13, 2012, 07:51
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    The noise might be caused by a loose chain inside the transfer case. Or you could have a faulty U-Joint on the front propeller shaft. It is unlikely that the U-Joints on the front drive axles are causing the problem because you don't hear it when turning.

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    gogojoejoe, February 13, 2012, 09:43
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    thank you for your help. i had it checked out, and it was a bad front driveshatf.
    now i need to know how hard is it to change for someone that is somewhat, but not great at the mechinical side.
    just never replaced anything like this before. thanks again

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    csubak30, February 13, 2012, 20:00
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    If you are sure it is a bad front driveshaft, Good luck. Just remember both front driveshafts (or half-shafts) enter the tranfer case as well. So I don't know what kind of check was performed but good luck to you.

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    csubak30 February 13, 2012, 08:24
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    Agree with sci-tech, issue is most likely faulty transfer case. I am replacing one in a ford escape 4x4 vechicle right now. Exact same issue.

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