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Not sure whats going on. NEED HELP

I'm having tranny or tcase problems. My truck is a manual, 4.0l engine and manual tcase. I'm not sure which tho. Here is the details, today 2 min from my house the tranny or tcase started making noise. the only way to describe this sound is, it sounded like you put a automatic tranny in park while moving. it did that for a couple seconds and then began with no way to really describe it but it started bucking. Like i was dumping the clutch. Any help is appreciated, i'm stumped. Thanks guys
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how many miles? your pressure plate for your clutch may have come apart?
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its got 127,000, new clutch around 100,000 tho.
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Does it do it only while moving? What about if you push the clutch in?Does it do it in neutral? Have you checked the tranny to make sure it has fluid as these tranny's are notorious for having the rubber plugs rot out and losing all the transmission fluid.
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only dose it while moving. dont stop if i put the clutch in. dont do it in neutral. tranny has fluid
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I wonder if your transfer case chain could be lose and slapping around/jumping teeth.
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i went out played around with it. i put the transfercase in neutrual and put it in each gear. 1 and 2 make no noise, 3 makes a slight noise and 4 and 5 makes the noise i was describing before. But when i was done, i put the tcase back in 2high and the truck wont move at all, like the tcase is in neutrual. put it in 4hi nothing as well, but 4low the truck will move.

is it safe to say tcase?
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sounds like it
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the 4wd high engage cogs may have sheared off

they are probably being ground by chain drive

usually happens when people do not change fluids on a regular basis
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what tcase's will work in my truck
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any tcase out of any ranger or explorer

chain drive transfer cases are not that expensive to overhaul

( but it also depends what has been damaged inside )

it is a crapshoot finding a good condition transfer case at a wrecker though

just because the donor vehicle has low miles does not guarantee it was well taken care of
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Not gonna be real easy finding a t-case just like the one in your truck. You'll need to find an 02 FX4 with manual tranny or 03 lvl II with manual tranny. I imagine you won't want to throw in an electric tcase because of all the wiring issues you'd have getting it to work.
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more than likely that he already has the harness there

it is not connected though, there is probably already the connector 4wd switch connector behind the radio bezel
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more than likely that he already has the harness there

it is not connected though, there is probably already the connector 4wd switch connector behind the radio bezel
Maybe. I'm not sure. I just think it'd be easier to find the hard to find case than convert to electric. Even if the harness is there he'll have to replace the radio bezel, shift boots, floor bezel, and tranny inspection cover. Possibly even the front d-shaft and rear d-shaft yoke depending on the year of the case. No sense in butchering a dual stick FX4 like that. Besides, at least if he does decide to go with 'any ranger or explorer t-case' then he'll know what he's in for.
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Thats where I found my manual T-case. If you play your cards right buy the T-case and get them to throw in all the twin stick parts, bezels, rcm cover and floor plate. Then install your T-case and sell all the other twin stick parts to pay for your setup.
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i'm gonna stick with a manual tcase....i was wondering about the explorer tcase working in my truck...its gonna be hard to find a truck just like mine to pull the case from.
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i'm gonna stick with a manual tcase....i was wondering about the explorer tcase working in my truck...its gonna be hard to find a truck just like mine to pull the case from.
Why not look into rebuilding your stock case? I've heard its rather easy and the parts aren't too expensive either.
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Uhm from what i have read ford tcases arent rebuildable...thats just what i've read.
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what year explorers can i get the tcase from...
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what year explorers can i get the tcase from...
91-01 for electric and 91-94 for manual. Be warned though if you go with a manual case from something other than the 02 and 03 model trucks you'll have to get the corresponding linkage and it won't line up with your FX4 floor bezel, tranny inspection plate, boots, or *****.
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well crap...its gonna be pretty hard to find a tcase outta a truck like mine
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well crap...its gonna be pretty hard to find a tcase outta a truck like mine
Did you check car-parts.com? also if you find a case at a good price shipping won't be too bad as they don't really weigh anything. Also I don't know why "ford" cases couldn't be rebuilt they're all made by Borgwarner.
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Get it rebuilt. Finding another one will be a nightmare. How many twin stick level IIs are out there? not enough haha.
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Them not being rebuildable is just what I've read....and your right it's been a nightmare trying to find one. I've found a couple but there expensive
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any transfer case re-buildable

just google it.

just get yours rebuilt

any transmission shop can rebuild it for you
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