If I take my front driveshaft off of my 1997 dodge ram 1500 5.9l v8 will it stop my t case from spinning cause I don't use 4wd and my tcase is making an awful clicking noise

Nathan Westphal

Asked by Aug 19, 2015 at 09:35 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The inner workings of the transfer case will still be moving. All the driveshaft does is transfer power from the transfer case to the front differential. As long as you don't engage 4 wheel drive the front gears in the case shouldn't be moving. If you're getting funny noises in 2wd you should get it looked at before you lose the whole transfer case.

Nathan Westphal

OK is my frontdriveshaft supposed be be spinning in 2wd?

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