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'02 Explorer Transfer Case

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by RagnarL, October 14, 2019.

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  1. RagnarL

    RagnarL New Member

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    Hi, I have an '02 Explorer with a clicking/grinding noise coming from the left front end.

    I've replaced the ball joints, wheel bearing/hub assembly, brakes, and CV shaft. Noise occurs in and out of 4WD but it's worse when 4WD is engaged.

    Edit: Sounds like the noise is coming from the front differential not the transfer case as I previously thought.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks much in advance!
     
    Last edited: October 16, 2019
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  3. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

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    The shaft you replaced, was that the front axle or front driveshaft?
     
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    Left front axle
     
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    And the front driveshaft checks out good?
     
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    Good question. It's not the transfer case, the noise appears to be coming from inside the front differential on the driver's side. I didn't consider the driveshaft.

    What do you think the chances are that it's the shaft vs something in the diff?
     
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    Remove it and test drive.
     
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    I'll do that this weekend
     
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    U joints are known to fail and can be hard to verify without removing or until they go very bad.
     

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