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Whenever you turn the wheel to the left or right in four wheel drive it sounds as if the bottom is about to fall out of the truck. Fine in 2 wheel drive. And, it makes a general high pitched squeel when the truck is in reverse.

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Have your transfer case clutch packed checked out, and you are supposed to change the transfer case fluid every 60K miles.

While you are at it, check your Universal Joints in the drive shaft, and your CV joints.

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Yes, this is normal while in four wheel drive on pavement.
I will try and explain why.
In four wheel drive the front and rear drive axles are linked together by a chain in the transfer case and gears in both axles. This is a direct link with very little play between the front and rear axles.
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While stationary, turn the steering fully to the left and then pull away slowly. If you hear a clonk, clonk, clonk sound it is a sign of a worn CV joint. Repeat with the steering turned to the right.

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