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When I put my x trail in 4 wheel drive, I get a vibration. 2

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When I put my x trail in***** I get a vibration. 2 wheel is just fine.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 9 months ago.

hey there thanks for the question.

Expert:  Jake replied 9 months ago.

There is certainly a few possibilities here, my first concern would be an issue with the transfer case itself. have you inspected the case for leaks?

Expert:  Jake replied 9 months ago.

Secondly I would check the front driveshaft u-joints, usually when the front u-joints are extremely stiff or worn there will be excessive vibration in 4wd. If you switch back to 2wd the vibration is still there its just SIGNIFICANTLY less vibration. So if thats the case start at the driveshaft and u-joints up front.

If the vibration ONLY happens in 4WD then you want to consider the transfer case and front axles as well.