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Old 01-07-2017, 07:01 PM
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Transfer Case Clicking Noise

Greetings All,

I was just headed out to the store and had my 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport in 4WD High, as it's been snowing here and about 2 inches of snow on the road, when all of a sudden I hit the accelerator and there was this slight banging noise on the floorboard under me, then this clicking, clanking type of sound when giving the vehicle gas. When I got to the store, I got out and looked under the vehicle to see if anything was apparent, but all looked ok i.e. front shaft was where it should be. I also noticed that when I put the vehicle in 4WD Low the noise did not seem to be apparent. I'm taking it that something broke like a gear maybe, by the sound of the noise and not really feeling like it was in 4WD High.

Any help with this one would be greatly appreciated. Also have an issue with the heater box fan making noise and the switch positions 1 & 2 not working, new switch didn't fix the issue and wondering what else can be wrong there.

Thanks All. Stay Warm & Toasty..


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Old 01-07-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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Could be a bad u-joint on either your front driveshaft or a bad u-joint on the front axle.

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Old 01-07-2017, 08:03 PM   #3
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Sounds like maybe you were not quite fully engaged in 4 wheel high. You may want to go through a linkage adjustment procedure and make sure the adjustment bolt is tight before writing off your transfer case.
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