truck just whines and feels/sounds like clutch is broken, but moves fine in 4 wheel low? try moving it in 2 wheel, just whines and bangs? transfer case?

Asked by Feb 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM about the Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

driving truck home on highway, it started bucking, and I could feel a jarring banging at my feet...it started to whine and slip, and I had to downshift...banged a few more times, I got off the highway, and was only able to drive it home in 4 wheel low.

3 Answers

165

in 4 low you have a lot of torque on hand to keep going when maybe you shouldnt be. I would be checking the oil in the tranny, rear end and transfer case, i would start by jacking the rear end up and turning the drive shaft over in neutral, hopefully you just have a bad u joint thats making something jump around, but the sounds of it it might be really serious tranny type trouble or some broke in the clutch

I took the transfer case out and opened it up and there was metal shavings in it, There was definatly something wrong with something, I think called a "fork" the metal had been ground down on it, and also a couple of rings that the bearings sit in where missing a few little pieces...I am going to replace the transfer case...hopefully I did not damage anything else

165

i am guessing you will be ok, it would be a good time to replace the u joints to the front end while its easy to get to. tranfer cases can be kind of hard to locate. seems like that kind of stuff nevers get greased or checked out as often as a person should

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Is it my transfer case or the transmission? 3 answers

    I just acquired a 94 model F150 XLT which was stuck in 4 lo. I managed to fix the fact it wouldn t shift through the 4WD at the shifter but when I get it into 4 Hi it is OK until you try to go up th...

    1994 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ignition switch won't turn, locked up 1 answer

    I've been having some difficulty my 4wd truck is stuck in 4 low and can't get it out. I reset the computer with my OBD 2 reader and it seems to be running better as long as I stay out of overdrive. Di...

    1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transfer case issue possible trans

    My truck is a 94 f150 4x4 4.9 straight 6 manual 4x4 auto trans if the transfer case is in neutral my truck won't move at all put it in 2hi an it works just fine but I am affraid of tearing up somet...

    1994 Ford F-150 XL 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transfer case 2 answers

    My truck is locked in 4 low. Manual shift 5 speed. How do I unlock?

    1993 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission Whining 5 answers

    I have a 1996 Explorer XLT with 185k miles on it. My problem started out as a sound only about three weeks ago – it sounded like a high-speed drill was turning on under my truck while I was driving. ...

    1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 212,656 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,880
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,180
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,301 Great Deals out of 156,238 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Sierra 1500
928 Great Deals out of 62,271 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Ram 1500
535 Great Deals out of 12,998 listings starting at $2,199
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
427 Great Deals out of 45,049 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tundra
621 Great Deals out of 30,696 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
627 Great Deals out of 35,082 listings starting at $2,155
Used Ram 1500
1,238 Great Deals out of 115,972 listings starting at $6,995
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250
520 listings starting at $3,500
Used Nissan Titan
236 Great Deals out of 16,972 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford Explorer
1,004 Great Deals out of 73,800 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
803 Great Deals out of 28,674 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Ranger
209 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Colorado
278 Great Deals out of 19,365 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
442 Great Deals out of 19,188 listings starting at $2,994