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I just recently replace the front differential on my 1998 explorer. The mechanic told me the next part that needs to be changed is the transfer case if I wanted the ride to be smoother and silent. I don't want to break down and get a new one because of the price. Finding a good priced used one will be sufficient for the time being. If the costs are too outrageous to fix it then I'll break down for a newer vehicle.

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    chris wheeler Jan 04, 2011

    I am kinda confused about what your mechanic is telling you (?) ---
    the transfer case is only engaged when in 4 wheel drive,, the 98 Explorer is a rear wheel drive vehicle and the transfer case has nothing to do with normal street driving.
    is the sound that you are hearing making noise when in normal drive or 4 wheel drive only ??

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Sounds like the mechanic is trying to sell you something you don't need. Ford transfer cases are some of the best and it's rare if they need replacing. If yours is noisy or rough they can easily be serviced (just not by your mechanic) check around with specialty truck shops, even some dealers. Get some other estimates if you really feel it's not working right.

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