Tick tick tick in 4WD

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Country: South Africa
Vehicle: Pajero 3.2 DiD SWB
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Tick tick tick in 4WD

Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:13 am

Hi all.

I've got a Gen 3 Auto SWB.

Recently, when I'm in 4H or 4L and slowing down (or gearing down), I can hear a clicking sound coming from the front of the vehicle. It's also there when going down a hill and holding it in 1st gear too.

When I'm in 2H, it's totally fine, which obviously points to something in the front part of the drive train. It makes the same sound as a CV joint click.

Any suggestions welcome, but I'm leaning towards a worn ujoint...?

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Country: Egypt
Vehicle: Pajero NM 2001 3.5 Aut LWB
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:20 am

Re: Tick tick tick in 4WD

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:41 am

Probably the CV joint of the front prop shaft went bad.
The Pajero's Prop shaft has a U-joint on the differential side, and a CV-joint on the other side going out of the transfer case.

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