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1996 chevy K1500 transfer case slipping out of 4 wheel drive

It has push button 4X4 and will only engage if the truck is stopped, otherwise it will just grind. Then when accelerating there is a grinding and a clunk then 4X4 works. It will stay engaged until truck is slowed to almost a stop. Then it slips out of 4X4 and the grinding and clunk happens again on acceleration.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    it sounds like its coming from transfer case

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    with tran in 2 wheel drive when coming to stop or at times driving around town car makes a loud grinding noise with no or little accl. when this happens. with tran in all wheel drive no problem, help?

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Your trouble is most likely not in the transfer case but in the front differential engagement solenoid.

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Change the new transmation or rebuilt transmation ok

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