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Well where the real drive shaft meets the front axel which I think is the 4 wheel drive chain case. It was making a noise, that sounded like I was dragging a can behind the truck. It started to get worse yesturday. so I went under the truck to see if I could see any thing this time since it got louder. Well I noticed that there is abig hole in the side of 4 wheel drive chain case. ( i believe that it is the 4 wheel drive chain case ) My question to u see that really the 4 wheel, and can the 4 wheel be disconnected so it can be ran on just the rear wheels and how would u do that?

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The transfer case is what you are describing,,and to convert it to 2wd is possible,but very expensive as you would have to change the transmission itself to a 2wd,and then obtain a rear 2wd driveshaft.It would be more cost effective to rebuild,or replace with a good used,transfer case.

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