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My left front locking hub on 4x4 ford truck wont lock in

I had like a bearing noise coming from my left front wheel one day,after that when I needed 4x4, I locked in the hubs but I only have rear wheel drive.Before this weird noise from the left front I could always get 4x4. what does it sound like to you?

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Check the cv joint

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