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04 suburban automatic trasfer case grinding noise

Yesterday I got stuck in the snow, I put it on "N" then shifted to 4 low I got it off, but then I try the other way to "D" it didn't shift from 4 low I kept trying until I got it but then i heard the grinding noise and felt like i was pulling a couple tons with a lot of torque and grinding noise and also during this time I couldn't here the clicking trasfer noise, I got it to work brrought back to shop for repair tried again and the same thing happened, any help with this? it will be really apprctd.

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You more than Likely have Broken a Tooth off of the Main Gear Inside the Transfer Case. You will need to Remove it and Inspect the Gears Very Closely. It could require a Rebuild. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Feb 08, 2009

    So, It's not making the Noise Anymore????



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