Interesting. The visual helps explain why it was making noise, but not much. It was barely audible on normal conditions....except when it let go.
Edit: I guess this explains the rather loud "pop" I had earlier this year. We had sub-zero temps and just attributed it to the cold weather. Likely transfer gears eating themselves.
Originally Posted by Kelsee.mcanally
Will it cause the car not to go into gear?
Probably depends on if it destroys the gear set itself. In my case it "only" took the output shaft. Even after it went I never had issues getting it in gear but I, obviously, couldn't get power down.