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Is this a 2wd or all wheel drive?
How many miles on it and is the check engine light coming on?
Thank you for the reply.
Do you experience any harsh shifting as well or only a noise at this time?
Does this ONLY happen when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear?
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This sounds like the typical warning signs before the transmission completely fails on these. The 4wd version is not as durable and the mileage you have on it now is about typical life expectancy for this unit. If you have this put on a lift you are going to find that the noise is coming from inside the transmission final drive.