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Switching to 4wd makes a clunk...

So yeah. On my Ranger, when I shift from 2wd to 4wd High, the transfer case makes a "clunk" noise when it engages and disengages. Is this normal? Its been doing this ever since I got the truck.
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Alright so I'm going to change the tcase oil and see if that helps any. I think its a little low anyway.
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^^that most likely is your problem....or your shif motor could be on its way out...
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^^that most likely is your problem....or your shif motor could be on its way out...
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Ok so I put brand new oil in the tcase and it still makes the clunk noise although not as loud. Ugh. Just what I need when I'm trying to sell the damn thing.
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i don't think its anything bad.
the 4x4's i have messed with all made a slight clunking sound with it went from 2hi to 4hi.
i don't think that its the motor, from what i could tell the clunk was just the transfer case switching over.
but if its really loud then it could be the motor, or something worse.
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what 4x4s have you messed with daniel? not mine, either of mine. lol.
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what 4x4s have you messed with daniel? not mine, either of mine. lol.
says you...
lol jk, i messed with the 4x4 stuff in a few explorers, thats about it.
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I could see how a high mileage highly used 4x4 Tcase could clunk. I mean alot of trannys clunk as they get old. Personally I would see if you could get some SeaFoam in there and run it out. Im fairly sure they make tranny and tcase seafoam. It works great on noisy valves and rods and everything else.
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It says something aboutu it in the owners manual . I know it says noises are normal but i can't remember if its only 4 low or 4 hi aswell.
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