When I engage 4wd or disengage it back into 2wd I drive about 75 feet an ill hear a clunk what could it be my transfer case its mostly when I take it back into 2wd an yes I do this when the vehicle is completly still. . If I go from 4high to 4low it does not make that noise.. what could it be. Im sorry for the annoying questions im young an very ignorant when it comes to these trackers
Do you ever drive the car in 4wd on dry surfaces? If so, you shouldn't - this is part time 4wd, and must only be driven on surfaces where the front wheels have the ability to slip. Have you ever checked or replaced the oil in the transfer case? If not, you should. Do you have auto or manual hubs? If they are manual, have you ever taken them off and serviced/lubricated them? Sadly, not really possible to do with auto hubs. From your post, it sounds like you have the auto hubs??
No they are manuel locking hubs I just bought this an no I do not drive on dry surfaces.. this is off road an atm our mountain trails are covered in mud. I do know I think I need new locking hubs because I cant lock them by hand I need plyers to turn them.. an the driver side one acts like the plastic piece is about to fall out. .. how do you check the fluid in the transfer case ? Thanks for the reply
Put the specs of your car into your signature, so we know what you're driving. If it is an earlier model Trackick, then you have the Aisin manual hubs on your car. These can and should be serviced yearly. Manual Hub Clutch Assembly
As a test, you can completely remove the entire hub from the car (the 6 screws that are furthest away from you on each hub) and drive. See if you still get the clunk when you put the transfer case into 4wd. If not, then you know the hubs are the problem. Aisin hubs are easily serviceable.
In any event, you should check your transfer (and tranny) fluid, as well. Are you manual or auto tranny?? The transfer case has a filler and drain plug. BEFORE you remove the drain plug, make sure you can get the filler plug off the car. Transfer case fluid (GL-4) should be filled to the filler plug, with the car level. If you have never changed these fluids (tranny and transfer case) it is a good idea to do so, even if you find that this is not your clunking problem. Might want to consider changing the oil in the differentials, as well (GL-5)
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