Hi I have a 2002 Holden ra rodeo 4x4 diesel. It drives fi...

Hi I have a 2002 Holden ra rodeo 4x4 diesel. It drives fine in 2wd but yesterday I put it in 4x4 4High and the car wouldn’t move and made a big clunk sound. I put it back into 2wd and it drives fine but when I put it back into 4x4...

Hi I have a 2002 Holden ra rodeo 4x4 diesel. It drives fine in 2wd but yesterday I put it in 4x4 4High and the car wouldn’t move and made a big clunk sound. I put it back into 2wd and it drives fine but when I put it back into 4x4 nothing happens Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced? It’s. 2002 engine has never been replaced service was done only last month Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Rodeo yourself? What have you tried so far? Tried to refill to the diff oil as some have said the front diff oil might be low. I’ve also heard it could be transfer case or a hearing has collapsed

Automotive Expert
Hello! My name is Gary. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly. Do you have a Holden dealer nearby? There is a few techline repairs for this condition. One involves resetting the TCCM, Transfer Case Control Module, which is under the drivers seat. Gary

We don't have a Holden dealer near by. My partner said it engages in 4x4 and it moves but then clunks very loudly and stops and revs out and won't move then it will clunk again and move a short distance and then stops again
Automotive Expert
Yes, sounds like the transfer case is not moving the selector arm correctly. Do you have a towbar? Can you check your reverse lights are working? Gary

we have a tow bar and yes our reverse lights are working
Automotive Expert
Ok, thanks for that. Now, how often would you use 4wd, once a week, once a month, or rarely?

We are very advent we tend to go out very weekend to explore so 4WD gets used quite a lot but we’ve never had this issue before it only started happening yesterday while we were out.Adventurous\*Both cv’s are new aswell so we have ruled that issues outWe topped up the diff with oil and it still did the same thing
Automotive Expert
This loud clunk is under the middle of your Rodeo, or at the front? If you do get just a neutral, no drive, I would say the fault is in the transfer case or module. What state is in now, 2wd, 4hi, or 4lo? Can you push all 3 buttons for 10 seconds, and then tell me what you get, with the engine running, transmission in neutral please? Gary

My partner says the clunk is coming from the front of the car. He said it goes into 4x4 4H and when you put it in drive it drive forward a few inches then stops and you try and get it to drive forward again it revs but doesn’t move then the loud clunk happens and then it jolts forward again and then stops. We reset it and still had the same problem we also dropped the transfer case oil and changed it and there was a lot of metal shavings and plastic bits coming out of it.
Automotive Expert
Oh dear, that's not good. Did you keep what drained out of the transfer case? Parts coming out is a mechanical failure of the transfer case. Gary

We kept a piece of debris that came out of it but we didn’t keep the oil no.
Automotive Expert
I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Can some photos of this debris, and add to here with the paperclip icon please? Gary

Sure this is one of the bigger pieces that came out
Automotive Expert
Wow, I have been with Holden for nearly 40 years, and I have never seen that. So we are now looking for a transfer case assembly for your vehicle. 2002 RA diesel 5 speed manual? I'll see if I can find some more information on where to get one. Gary

It’s a 2003 Holden rodeo RA TD Automatic
Automotive Expert
Ah ok, Auto trans. 2003 RA 3.0 litre turbo diesel, 4JH1. Gary

Yeah that’s the one! :)
Automotive Expert
Here's one with a 6 month warranty: [https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-RODEO-TRANSFER-CASE-AUTOMATIC-3-0-DIESEL-4JH1-03-03-04-07/113976245633?hash=item1a89837d81:g:AyoAAOSw~aVd00lu](https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOLDEN-RODEO-TRANSFER-CASE-AUTOMATIC-3-0-DIESEL-4JH1-03-03-04-07/113976245633?hash=item1a89837d81:g:AyoAAOSw~aVd00lu) Hope this helps you. Gary

You have been fantastic I’m lucky I found this service! Thank you very much for all your helpful information. My partner says he’ll be snatching that one up straight away lol
Automotive Expert
You're very welcome. Have a good night, and stay safe. Gary

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