I had a used transfer case installed on my AWD 93 Aerostar 4.0 minivan
and noticed that I am getting a loud clanking/clunking sound as soon as
I drive off from a stop.
I spoke with the mechanic and of course he tells me he didnít hear or
feel anything but to bring it back if it gets worse. Problem is I have
absolutely no trust in this guy after he tried to screw me on a wheel
bearing replacement for $850. I have talked to others about the clanking
noise and most people say if the van still drives donít sweat wait till
it breaks to fix it.
Well I depend on my van for working out off (I am an electrician) as Iím
sure many others do and I just canít afford to have a break down and
have to leave my van with thousands of dollars of tools on a freeway in
I am 100% positive that the clanking/clunking sound was not present
until after I had the transfer case installed. Should I be overly
worried about the noises? Should I get the van into service as soon as
possible? If I continue to drive the van in this condition will I be
harming any other costly components on the drive train?
Thanks for any help.