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Shift my 4x4 into 4hi and get a clunking noise with 29k

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Shift my 4x4 into 4hi and get a clunking noise with 29k miles
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
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So it just gets a clunk on initial engagement but then it works fine with no noises?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, the clunk continues when you are under power
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago

Are you able to get all the wheels up off the ground on jackstands so we can figure out where the noise is coming from?

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