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Lots of info about the front differential and drive shaft growling, clicking and chattering in some models. My technical manual for my 850D, page 275, talks about changing the shims to try to reduce this noise. Service literature to dealers mention that the noise can not be eliminated in most cases. If you have this problem, you know the noise is very annoying, especially if you have a full hard cab.

My question is this; Will I do any harm if I disconnect the FWD shaft at the transaxel for the summer? I don't need the 4WD except in the winter here on the farm. The technical manual says to disconnect it for testing the noise issue but I did not know if a long term removal woud destroy anything.
 

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If you take the shaft completely out, I do not see why it would hurt anything. I would think that it would keep stuff from breaking.

I know a lot of ppl out west that ride nothing but dunes and they take there front stuff out all the time with no problems.
 
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