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Old 06-20-2011, 07:19 PM
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Default grinding in 2WD notin 4WD

My truck has recently started grinding while in motion, but only in 2 wheel drive. Once I switch to 4 Wheel drive, the noise goes away. I check the transfer case fluid, and changed it, but I am still getting the noise. I talked to someone at the auto parts store and they thought I might have a chipped gear. I was also wondering if if it could be a busted hub. Anyone have any thought about what it could be?

I have a 1999 6 cylinder 4.0 4wd extended cab.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: grinding in 2WD notin 4WD

My driver side front wheel would grind really bad from time to time, and throwing it in 4x4 would make it go away. I dont think a 99 has the same hubs as my 97 but its a good place to start, as since I changed em, the grinding has stopped.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:52 AM
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Is there a way to check the hubs before I replace them, I just want to avoid dumping money into something that isn't the problem. Someone suggested jacking the truck up and then spinning the wheel by hand, would that work?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:37 PM
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Im not sure on your year. I know my truck, you pull the wheel off and the hub just pulls out, and you can check inside it. In my case, the plastic parts where shatered.
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