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#552: 10-10-2012, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by compsurge View Post
Still have my number? I might be able to listen over the phone and tell you what I think.

If it's a whine or a marbly sound, it could be the transfer bearings. One thing to test is the center diff - go for a highway drive for 20 minutes or so and then try to do figure 8's at very low speed (near lock-to-lock turning) to see if it binds - the wheels will feel like they want to hop among other things.

If this is the case, buy a new center diff and transfer bearing set (~$620 or so). There's plenty of help in the MD to do this job at home. Don't bother with a trade-in, you'll lose money on the taxes alone vs. fixing it.
yea i still have your number. it doesn't feel different, just a bit louder than before. i'm hogzausting so i can't hear any problems lol.