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Old 11-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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4 wheel drive grinding noise??

Ok I just went to go wheeling and I put it in 4 low, once I started driving and began to turn the wheel it started making a clicking noise. Or you can say a grinding noise. This has never happened before. It also happens in 4 high. All I know is that it sounds like something is on it's way out real soon. Anyone have any idea what it can be?

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When you are trying to turn in 4wd you will notice some what I would call "clunking/creaking" more than "grinding". This is normal - the wheels get all confused and "complain" to the 4wd that wants them to go straight at the same rate. In a turn, the inside wheels have less distance to cover than the outside so they try to spin at a different rate so they both get through the turn at the same time and this pisses off the 4wd. (Very untechnical explanation lol!) Is this what you are referring to? It shouldnt be an all out "grinding" tho.

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Old 11-08-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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If the tires can't slip the driveline and u-joints are at a bind. Clicking to me sounds like a u-joint.
Any issues on road (in 2wd) ?
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The last time I had clicking it was my U joints. Cut your wheels and check the them make sure the caps are on and there is no play in the U joints.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:27 PM
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I have no issues in 2wd. I'll be checking the u joints this week. I do know the typical noise while making a turn in 4wd but this is nothing like that. Only while turning. Once straight in 4L it goes away but it's always there in 4 high .
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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Do you still have your Stock front Driveshaft? Mine started doing something similar to this and it was the CV joint where the Front Drive shaft goes into the Transfer case, Rubber Boot was shredded and all the grease was slung out of the joint if this is the case you will be buying a new drive shaft very very soon!

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