4 hi problem
okay the last time that i had used my 4 wheel drive was early this last winter and that was in 4hi. Everything worked just fine. Today i was backing a trailer up my driveway which is pretty steep and gravel. I made it part way up and began to spin the rears. I stopped turned the switch to 4hi and waited for it to engage. I heard and felt something but the indicator light didn't turn on. I began to back up and it was engaged (no spinning or rear tires). I needed to go around a corner and as i began to steer i heard a loud clunck, i stopped. Then tied again. I moved acouple of feet then i hear a loud distinct CLANK CLANK CLANK CLANK. It sounded like metal on metal. I stopped again and straightened out. I shifted into 4lo, the light came on, and i could feel it. I backed up the driveway no problem, no clanks either. I went to a close dirt road and tried 4hi again. It made that aweful sound again, but 4lo still worked. It doesn't have any trouble driving in 2 wheel drive. I haven't dared to try it again for fear of damage.
Does anyone know whats going on?
BTW-if i had tried 4hi then went back to two wheel i would have to back up ten to fifteen feet to get the clunking to go away. And the clunking only happend when i was trying to turn.
thanks for any help guys!
2000 Ranger XLT 4X4
custom fabbed skid plate
fairly stock, but not for long, looking into:
Flowmaster 40 dual, MT classic 2, 33's and bl, misc. exploder accs., custom box/sub/ amp setup...