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I have a 98 Ford Explorer. When I put it in 4 wheel drive sometimes I hear a thump under it shortly after. It does not do it all the time. Just every once in a while when I put it in 4wd.

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If it is "right after you select 4x4" then it sound normal if you have miles on it. If the thump is on one side or the other and when braking then a strut bushing

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