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4 wheel drive front end noise

So it's cold and snowing up here in Canada, so i'm starting to use my 4wd alot. When i'm driving on pavement in 4wd, i notice a sound, when i take my foot off the gas, it's in the front end-- i have a standard transmission too. I've had a boot replaced it the front end about 5 mnths ago (65,000kms on it now, change at about 50,000km). Any ideas? It's not a loud sound but i can hear it only when i let off the throttle.
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CV shafts? you know ur not supposed to run 4wd on wet pavement right?
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i read a thread on it, and it's also in your owner's manual. You can use 4wd on the pavement as long as you stay below 80 km/h. i'm gonna get underneath her today and have a good visual inspection, still if anyone has an idea what it may be, pls post it.
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Btw, the pavement is'nt dry, it's ice patches, hard packed snow, and some wet pavement
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Could it be just the sound from the transfer case? i'll better explain the sound, it sounds almost like the sound a fwd car going in reverse, you get that little ween sound, but it's not as high pitch or as loud, and it's made only during deceleration on wet/dry pavement, but it does'nt become louder or quieter with higher/lower rpm's.And i haven't tried to see if it is heard above 3rd gear.
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i got the same problem can someone help us!!! i know exactly what ur talking about though man i did some serious mudding in the spring time and since then i;ve had the sound everything has been cleaned really good i myself am beggining to think the transfer case $$$$$ but my 4wd still works well its just the noise i just turn up the radio for now
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