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Suzuki gearbox My 1996 Vitara 4x4 makes a loud clunk when coming out of 4 wheel drive

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Given the vehicles age,I don't know what
your referring to,the trans,the tranfer case?
Obviously we can't guess
I would say you have worn out parts somewhere
Need a knowledge person or repair shop that
knowa how to at least listen to it & road test & lift
check it.
I would say something has to come out & be repaired
at a considerable expense

Posted on Jul 28, 2013


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