Q: Transfer case or transmission

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My transfer case was whining according to several mechanics. I heard a loud noise then metal marbles next while driving. I had it towed home and now am trying to figure out if the transfer case broke or did something happen to my transmission.

My car has 122565 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. If you’re hearing a whining noise from the transfer case area, odds are there is either physical damage inside the case or perhaps it is experiencing lubrication issues. In some instances, a damaged inner seal will cause excessive heat and create a sound like you are describing. It’s probably a good idea to have this officially diagnosed and repaired before it gets worse.

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