98 transfer case question

I was test driving a 98 Ford Explorer which was driving fine until I tried the 4W drive switch which is when the transfer case began to make a loud
noise..... my question is, if I don't use the 4W drive is this vehicle ok to drive around town or am I looking at certain transmission/driveline failure in the near future? The price of this truck was $1900 but since I live in New York eventually I WOUlD like to fix the Transfer case, the question is: is this repair ok to put off until I actually need the 4W drive feature. I heard that these cases can not be rebuilt since they are sealed from the factory so where would be the best place to buy one?
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Have you changed the fluid in the transfer case recently - they are not sealed. I would do that first...
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Have you changed the fluid in the transfer case recently - they are not sealed. I would do that first...
I said I was test driving it.... I do not own the truck......
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