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4wd problem

Postby MossyGO! » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:59 am

alright, I have a 97 f250 powerstroke with a 4 inch lift. I started noticing when the snow started flying that when I put in 4 wheel drive and turn left or right, the front end kind of jerks or hops or something, it's real hard to explain. Because of the lift and tires when in normal drive I can't turn with my wheel fully cranked because my tires rub but I don't crank the wheel when this is happening. Anyone have this happen?
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Postby swilk » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:32 pm

Assuming you are turning on ground where there is some traction?

Most front ends are a positive-traction (both wheels are locked together) and if there is any traction and you turn the vehicle the inside tire will hop/slip/bind because it is actually traveling a smaller distance than the outside tire but doing it in the same number of revolutions.

Normal ...... and not good for the front end.
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Postby ajmorell » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:49 pm

It's possible your u-joints are shot.
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Postby Mallyard » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:50 am

My 2002 dodge dakota does this when its in 4wd and on dry pavement... It scared me to death the first time it did it. Now I just have to remember to take it out of 4 after hitting the mud holes!!! Happy Huntin,

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Postby YAMAHA RIDER » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:28 am

Yea, that the 4wd binding= not good. The fix for that is buy a 2wd truck :rofl: j/k Just make sure you take it out of 4x4 before going on dry pavement.
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Postby ugly ford » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:41 pm

:dito: in 4 wheel drive and turning your inside tire is traviling slower and both wheels are trying to travel at the same speed which gives you the hoping no big deal
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Postby YAMAHA RIDER » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:59 am

... Other than you can take your 4wd out if you do it very often.
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