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This can be a fault internal in the transfer case or front differential with a gear that is bound up due to failed bearings or gears that have broken or seized up.I have seen both cause this issue.
What will need to be done from here is the vehicle will need checked over further with the transfer case needing shifted manually from under the vehicle (with the vehicle lifted on a hoist or all four wheels off the ground and supported safely.Then check to see if the transfer case itself binds with the drive lines out with it shifted into 4wd.If it is found the drive line outputs turn easily then the fault is in the front differential.If they bind then the fault is in the transfer case.
From there which ever is found to be binding will need removed and taken apart for inspection and repair.
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