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2003 4wd problems


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Was running in 4wd at about 45 on slick roads when a awful squealing started coming from under the drivers floorboard. Took it out of 4wd and the noise stopped instantly. When driving at very low speeds if I try to activate 4wd it seems like something is trying to lock up. I think it's something in the front diff. Didn't sound like it was coming from the transfer case. Any suggestions?

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It was to far forward to be transfer case issues. Definitely from the diff area. In the process of replacing front u joints now hoping it's something simple. Leaning more to pinion bearing however :(

You are on the right track,pull the plug and and check the oil , you'll know if it's the frt diff with the oil condition ,

 

Check t case level and condition also for giggles

 

To Chevrolet1616 , there is no vacuum anything on this trucks 4wd system

 

Is this 4wd auto? Or 4wd hi? If its 4wd hi, the front axle has a vacuum locker. You should never run in 4wd hi on pavement even when its wet, if you go around a turn at high speeds you are placing the front axle and transfer case under a tremendous load. That whining was probably from your tires scrubbing though.

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Is this 4wd auto? Or 4wd hi? If its 4wd hi, the front axle has a vacuum locker. You should never run in 4wd hi on pavement even when its wet, if you go around a turn at high speeds you are placing the front axle and transfer case under a tremendous load. That whining was probably from your tires scrubbing though.

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It was 4wd hi. I was on ice. It's definitely a metal on metal sound Not just tire scrub.sitting in the driveway if I engage 4 hi I have to get about 1500-1800 rpm to make the truck move and occasionally I can hear a grinding noise. Something is acting like it's locked up.

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