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Noise coming from or near Tranfer box

Hearing a clinking noise coming from the front Tranfer box or Axel . When I pull forward or backwards. Feels like something is catching and then letting it go. Can I repair it or should I take it into the shop. I have 6Cy Jeep

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I had this happen on my 89 Cherokee Laredo at about 150k miles. The transfer case assembly sits on an easily accessible metal bracket which has an integral rubber pad for shock dampening. That wore out. Simple replacement of that bracket/pad solved it. I let the dealer do it, not too expensive. Too difficult to do without a hoist and standing height to work. Still going strong at 240k miles.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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