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Engine my engine just started making a noise at speed and it sounds like it needs oil but it is fine and it sounds like it is coming from the passanger side

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    i am having a problem with a noise coming from the passanger side on the engine

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    wont start



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Seems to me like you have a berring problem on the passenger side. If you really think its your motor it could be something wrong with your transfer case.

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