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Clunk When Going out of 4wheel drive

hey guys i have a 03 4.0L auto ranger, when i turn the 4wheel off for some reason there is a clunk, it doesn't happen all the time just sometimes, I noticed when the 4wd light goes out im still in 4wheel cause i can feel it in my steering and when i rev up i can feel it vibrating but it eventually goes away or makes a clunk then i know for sure its off .

Not sure what is causing this, might be because i have a 6inch skyjacker lift with 33inch tires which is probably causing alot of stress on the 4wd but maybe someone can point out what could be happening.

Thanks for looking and any help is great help.
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That's the clunk of success, the audible confirmation you are no longer in 4WD lol

Mine does it too, I'm not concerned about it
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lmfao true that, i never had a problem with it in the summer, just as the winter came it started happening
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Mine does the same.
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That would be four wheel drive kid.
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no really bro? i wouldn't have guessed seems like you know alot
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Toronto in the house
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haha naw thats to much city for me, i live about 2 hrs away in a small town, i was in toronto last month for a week and i only counted 6 trucks, in the town im in atleast 65% truck the rest Van,car,suv and the odd horse
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Then you should probably change where you live in your status. Where abouts man? Owen sound, Lindsay?
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Lakefield actually town about 15mins away from Peterborough if you know where that is.
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Lol GTFO, I went to Lakefield high way back in the day. Lived between Buckhorn and Bobcaygeon. Some good old days, good wheelin out there too.
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really? wow small world haha yea its good for 4 wheeling and **** out here hunting great to, problem the clunking is now doing it all the time in 4 wheel does it every 50feet or so, what could this bee? i noticed the switch its kinda screwed up i gotta press in on it and move it couple times for it to even go in 4wheel low, maybe this is the problem?

any help to where i could start looking would be great and hopefully not alot of money lol
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I know everyone got of track about this one... but it bothered me to have it clunk. I started to make sure I'd back up around 15 ft (the old school in me thought of it) whenever I could after taking it out of 4wd. It's never happened since. Just my 2 cents.
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ill give it a try taking it out of 4 wheel drive in reverse but it happens not just disengaging but all the time now, it started off just when i took it out of 4 wheel but now it clunk every 50 feet or so in 4 wheel all the time now.
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