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ID'ing Transfer Case Type/Model


January 18, 2005
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City, State
Sacto, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Explorer XLT
Hello All,
Is there a tag somewhere that will give me the type/model of my transfer case? I have a 1998 XLT w/AT and electronically selectable 4WD/AWD, and I'm getting a clunk clunk clunk noise on acceleration. From what I understand that can indicate a bad speed sensor in the case. Also, I am getting a loud groaning noise when I make left turns at low speed (turning into parking spaces, etc.) any thoughts? The noise is just at low speed, and only in a left turn. Could these things be related? Many Thanks for any help!


If it is only when you turn left check out the bearings and CV shaft on that side first and hopefully someone else will chime in with more checks