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4wd issues When I put my 4wd hi on, I get to about 35 mph and a horrible sound starts coming from my engine. It was moaning and I think I heard a ticking sound. It also felt like I had a flat tire, but it was just hopping around in the back like it wasn't fully engaged. I've tried it a couple different times, and everytime it does this when I hit clear pavement. Everything works fine in 2wd. Please help :) thanks!!

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  • teenydawn Dec 10, 2009

    Tires are the same size, but i just put new ones on the back. I was wondering if the tires had something to do with it also until I heard the engine sounds. Transmission...ouch...could that really be the case since it runs smoothly in 2wd? Thanks for your advice.

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Sounds like either a transmission or forward differential issue. The Durango was known for trans issues, as well as 4x4 components. A stupid question, but do you have the same size tires on all 4 corners? If not, DO NOT engage the 4 wheel drive. If you do, hold on to you wallet. Repairing the driveline on the Durango isn't cheap, and isn't fun.

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