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Old December 6th, 2003, 13:41
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Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

Hey there crowd.
We just got some snow in Pa in the last few days. I have been driving around town under 40mph in Full-Time 4x4. I have the 242 T-case in my 88' XJ. Today I got on the turn pike, I started to hear a loud hum from the front axle or t-case. When I got off the pike, I went into 2wd. Noise went away. Now I did notice some play in the front driveshaft at the axle end, when I changed the fluid a few months back. the diff wasn't as tight as the rear diff. I thought I might have to do with the ARB in the rear and open in the front. A local shop did the gear swap for me back in May.
So my question is this, do I need to have the front gears and backlash set back up to be as tight as the rear. Or is the t-case due for a rebuild. The t-case is the only thing in the driveline that hasn't been rebuilt in the last year. 235,111 miles on it.
Any help would be great. Thanks Juice
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Old December 6th, 2003, 22:03
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Re: Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

my first thoughts are the front d/shaft.. bad u-joint, but i have seen one where the slip joint was badly work and had play in it.. remove the front d/shaft and drive it in 4wd and see if it's still there.. sounds like a dry u-joint thats heating up on you..
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Old December 7th, 2003, 06:39
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Re: Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

Thanks, I'll try that today if I can get underthere with the snow. If that isn't it, I'll try the diff and than the t-case. Juice
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