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Old 05-26-2013, 07:57 PM
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Question grinding noise. transmission?

Ok. First off, I have know idea if I'm doing this posting thing right but...
I'm driving a 99 Dakota v6 4x4. There's a wonderful grinding noise when I drive. It doesn't matter the speed. I was driving going about 20 when it started. I thought maybe it could be the 4wd so I put it in and it still does it. The noise is around ware the 4wd shifter is on the floor. So it could be a number of things. I checked the ujoints and drive shaft and there all good. I'm praying its not the transmission. Goes in to all gears fine. Soo I'm stumped.... help!!
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Wheel bearings? Just replaced mine...
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Does it do it when you are on the gas or is it all the time? Try the tranny in neutral and the transfer case in N as well. If it still does it id put the truck on jack stands and then put it in drive and see if it continues. You can at least rule out front wheel bearings.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:11 AM
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That's exactly what I did. So its def not the wheel bearings. Its my transfercase : ( I had know idea that was some thing that could just go like that with out any real sign. This there any thing u can do to revile it or just get a new one?!
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Rebuild*
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It can be rebuilt, rebuild kits are available, OR you might consider replacing it with one from a boneyard.
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Hows the fluid in it? Correct level?
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