Possibly bad universal joints.AnswerIf your sure its is the t-case and its a quadra trac it could be your viscous coupler. The viscous(spelling may be off) coupler that when working properly allows the front and rear wheels to spin at different speeds such as in hard turns. When this goes bad the wheels can't disengage so a tire has to kind of jerk and "hop" to keep up or slow down for the wheel moving at a different speed. It is very common for this coupler to go bad. To replace it the transfer case has to be taken almost all the way apart (best done out of the vehicle) and a new coupler installed. The other option is to find a whole new transfer case. Either way, even doing it yourself isn't real cheap and i think a shop would charge quite a bit. There are other transfer cases that don't have this but unless you really really know what your doing i would not recommend a different model case. If you don't have quadra-trac and its making this noise in 2 wheel drive than it shouldn't be the t-case. In two wheel drive the t-case doesnt care that the front wheels are spinning at different speeds than the rear. They should be totally disconnected from each other.
Otherwise there are a few other things on the axle to check that can make turning noises. Check wheel bearings, ball joints, and the CV or U joints (whichever yours has) on the axle shafts (not the drive shaft). To check the wheel bearings and ball joints jack up the on the axle and try and move the tire back and forth in the opposite directions that the wheel turns...so push in on the top and pull out on the bottom and back and forth. There should be absolutely no play here...even a little "chunk - chunk" back and form means something is worn out and needs to be replaced. If its a ball joint (the two big greasable joints on the top and bottom of the outer axle) bring it to a shop. In U joints you should be able to see the play in them if you try and rotate the tire back and forth (again with the wheel off the ground or somebody inside going from drive to reverse but make sure its not somebody that will run you over!). There is a little movement from the differential in the axle but there shouldn't be any in the axle joints.
Yes it can
A bad gear can cause your four-wheel-drive transfer case to make a clunking sound. The transfer case should be checked immediately.
Probably something is loose or worn... sorry to not be more specific, but you'll need to track it down to see WHAT is making that noise.
Check the CV joints. (front wheel & 4 wheel drive vehicles)
Have someone check your Engine mount
You probably need your bearings repacked
Possibly the sway bar bushings?
sounds like the right front motor mount .i replaced mine and the clunking sound went away
A clunking noise, when you put your car into gear, is most likely caused by a bad u-joint. A problem in the transmission can also cause the noise.
loose or bad u joints.
Worn out front sway bar links or bushings can do that.
The defective sway bar link can cause the clunking or the rattling of the noise from the front suspension during the low speed driving.
I had this too and found the answer today...apparently LINK PINS!
Possibly a worn engine and/or gearbox mounting or exhaust mounting
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sound like you need both differential bearings THERE IS A TSB FOR THE CHEROKEE SPORT THE GRINDING NOISE IN THE TRANSFER CASE AT ABOUT 10-35 MPH IS CAUSED BY THE FLUID PUMP IN SIDE THE TANSFER CASE JEEP HAS A NEW MODEL WITH MORE CAPACITY AND A DIFFERENT FLUID FOR IT ATF+4
It is common to have a knocking or clunking noise of a 99 Nissan Altima, even after the struts have been replaced. This may be due to worn ball joints. It is best to replace the ball joints, too.
axle seals, it probally does it more after you complete a turn. You should check the rotors and wheels from the insode for oil. (make sure it isn't brake oil)
check the battery
Thermal energy transfer from high temperature to low temperature. The cause of transfer is the temperature difference.
a stupid driver
An energy transfer, with heat energy moving away from the equator.
Tie rod might need replacement.