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When out of 4 wheel drive the left and right rear end makes a shattering sound. while the verhicle is not running i can rotate the wheels left and right on the rear i don't feel any resistance or hear any noises. do you think it could be the transfer case. while on drive the jeep wont go forward it just makes a zinging noise. once on 2 wheel drive it will then go forward.

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Its possible that the problem could be in the transfeer case. you didnt state which 4x4 unit is in the jeep.... there were 3 types, one was all wheel drive full time with a low gear selector, the 2nd was a part time 4x4 manual shift with a low range selector and the 3rd was a pushbutton on demand 4x4 unit. if your jeep is a all wheel drive unit and you are having these problems its defititely something for a transmission shop to look at due to how everything works. if you have the manual select, are you following the proper shifting procedure for the transfer case (found in the owners manual and possibly also on the inside of the driver sun visor). as for the pushbutton if you are not having any electrical issues( no lights on the selector switch) it could be the the transfer case itself. if you are sure you are performing mode changes (2wd to 4wd or 4wd to 2wd) properly its probably time for a shop to take a look at it.

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