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Old 04-05-2014, 09:06 PM
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I have a 2012 ram, 4.7 4x4. When I drive up my hill (driveway) or spin the wheels from a mud or snow pile (while in 2 wd), my transfer case or axle up front makes a clattering/grinding noise. I tried the traction control button, still does the same thing. Sounds like as if the 4 wd is sort of engaged and destroying gears, even though it's in 2 wd. I brought it to dodge 2 times, they say it isn't a problem, that it might be the abs or traction control and I should not spin the tires. I don't abuse the truck at all, just sometimes the traction allows the tires to spin a little. I don't want to cause any damage. Is this normal, or does it sound like an issue?

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Old 04-07-2014, 04:23 PM
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i am havin the same kind of issue. seems like it started after the last time i had ie i 4wd. hopefully next week i will have it at dealership. among otherthings i will have that looked at.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:40 PM
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used 4x4 quite a few times this winter, no grinding noise before or after.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:26 PM
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I posted on another thread (4rth gen, engine- which I found after this one). Someone mentioned it is the traction control. I think they may be correct but I can't check it right now because my engine light just came back on again. I've had a few issues with the engine light (evap leak) and 4x4 (not engaging or making noise). I have an appointment this week to have it checked. I'll post the issues found if any.
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interestingly enough, i had to pull over for an ambulance today. ended up on a soft lawn, when i went to pull out i did here a "grinding noise" and i believe a light lit p on the dash, though i am not sure about that. does sound like a grinding though.
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interestingly enough, i had to pull over for an ambulance today. ended up on a soft lawn, when i went to pull out i did here a "grinding noise" and i believe a light lit p on the dash, though i am not sure about that. does sound like a grinding though.
I can see how the traction control could make some strange grinding noise, sort of, but even with the trac control off, it seems to do the same thing. I have had issues with the 4x4 not engaging, so figure that possibly, it's in between 4x4 and 2wd. Not sure if that's even possible. I'm going to look for a rain soaked lawn somewhere and test it out before going to the dealer.
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Sounds as if your traction control is doing it's job by utilizing ASB system. Does it sound more like a "ratcheting" noise perhaps (as opposed to a grinding?)
Oh, yeah... I see you called it a "clattering"....especially up-front... (ASB is mounted on your firewall.) That would be ASB in operation.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:29 PM
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Sounds as if your traction control is doing it's job by utilizing ASB system. Does it sound more like a "ratcheting" noise perhaps (as opposed to a grinding?)
Oh, yeah... I see you called it a "clattering"....especially up-front... (ASB is mounted on your firewall.) That would be ASB in operation.
Yeh, I tried it with the trac control off today and although I can't hear much with all the rocks hitting the truck, I don't hear that 'ratcheting' noise at all. I think the last time I tried it with trac off, I must have shut the truck off and assumed it was still off when I restarted the truck. If it works off the ABS, it makes perfect sense that it would make that noise. Thanks.

Now I have to get that engine light off and I'll be fine.
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well dealership could not find anything wrong. other than front end allignment was way out. i had figured that since it had been a year since done last.
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it is the abs/traction control. my '12 1500 4x4 outdoorsman does it and so does my wife's '12 2x4 SLT. exact same noise and feeling on both trucks and only happens when the tires are spinning in soft mud or on ice.
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