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4x4 selector-shaft box suddenly rattling/make noise in 2H

I've had to use 4x4 more than usual in town recently due to snow volume (so in and out of 4WD). 4x4 worked fine, 1st time shifting into 4WD was a little 'stiff' as it has been quite a while since I've had to use it. Now that roads are clear and I'm back in 2WD (hubs on free), the selector box is making a constant fairly loud rattling noise. Stops/lessens if I hold it the selector gear stick ...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Selector shaft mounting is coming loose,,take the top rubber boot off and inspect,,if you can see the screws or bolts,,give them a little tighten.

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