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Put it in park with the engine off and turn one side and see if the other side turns in the opposite direction, or does neither side turn.
 

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It looks like it is an engagement dog or shifting fork problem.
With the engine off and in park the differential should be locked side to side.
That lock is accomplished with a spring on the shifting fork so the solenoid is not involved with that.
 

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"That lock is accomplished with a spring on the shifting fork so the solenoid is not involved with that."

UNLESS the solenoid plunger is stuck in the turf mode position. I have never heard of that happening but I guess it is possible so you might want to check for that.
 

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Yes.
You will have AWD with open rear differential or regular turf mode in either turf mode or 2WD positions.
Only thing lacking will be no locked rear differential.
Another thing is if you have broken parts loose in there they can cause major damage.
Since you have run it this far with no problems you might be okay, but no guarantees.
 

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You might keep an eye on it in the future.
Default position for the rear differential is locked and spring pressure is the only thing that keeps it locked so if the locking dogs are rounded off it might possibly unlock under certain load conditions.
The solenoid only retracts the engagement dog to unlock it.
 
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