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My 1996 explorer makes a loud grinding noise when i take my foot off the gas. it also is not going into 4x4 and i think this might be related

It makes this loud noise that sounds similar to an impact wrench. it always does it when im going down the hwy at 55 mph than when i let off the gas it does it. it will also do this when traveling at lower speeds if im going down a hill and take my foot off the gas. it does not do this if im going up a hill. my 4x4 also does not work and 4hi and 4lo lights just flash at me when i try to put it in. some people have told me this noise is my planetary gears in my ******, and others have told me its my transfer case. i am also only getting 15mpg!!! should be getting like 24 hwy!!

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Grinding noise could be worn or damaged universal joint bearings.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

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Sounds like a broken drive chain in transfer case. How many km?

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