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Noise when in 4 x 4

When I shift my truck in 4 x 4 there is a grinding noise from the right front wheel. had the brakes and rotors replaced, and the whell bearing on that side replaced. The grinding is only in 4 x 4 and it seems that the front right tire is not turning when it is in four wheel drive. put it on jacks and engaged the 4 wheel drive and no front tire turning on right side? help

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Bad news... It sounds like you have a broken/stripped axle. I would start at the wheel and start disassembling from the outside in. It may just be a stripped spline in the spindle.

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