Transfer Case, CV Shaft or ?

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Asked by Nov 19, 2013 at 03:34 PM about the 2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Durango SLT. Several weeks ago it started making a 'racheting' noise when I depress the gas pedal. If I ease onto the accelerator, I can drive the vehicle with no noise. It happens in lower gears as well as higher gears and in reverse. Even at 70 mph if I depress the accelerator too hard I will hear this 'racheting' noise as though some teeth were not meshing and slipping by each other. I have been told it may be the transfer case, a very expensive repair, and I have read about similar problems being resolved with replacing the cv shaft(?).  Any ideas?

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It is best to try to locate where it is coming from have some one ride with you and sit in different location´s in the truck and find as close as possible where it is coming from. You can also get under your truck and grab on the drive shaft at each end and see if there is any play in the joints. Also lift each wheel of the ground and grab on top and on the bottom of the tire push it in and pull it out and see if there is any play there to rule out wheel bearings. Also check if there is any exhaust leak by keeping the truck running and feel if there is a breeze out of every joint of the exhaust. Those are simple things for you to start out with. Always start checking the easy and cheap things first :-)

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