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Old 12-01-2010, 06:48 PM
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What are "normal" sounds/feelings for the 4 wheel drive to mAke? Today it was snowing and was the first time I have really used my 4wheel since I bought it and I made a left turn in 4high (bout 10-20mph) and it made a grinding noise. Just wondering what is normal for these trucks and what I should check to make sure it's ready for the really bad days....
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 questions

mine does the same thing. also seems like when i turn it, it seems like it's catching and grinding.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 questions

its the inside tire turning faster and its trying to compensate. my f150 does the same thing
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 questions

I never really noticed anything on mine

Seems like everyone but me is getting snow...makes me jealous.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:35 PM
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well it's like the back wheel that's doing it, not the front but that makes sense
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:39 PM
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ya i tried to turn in 4wd the last time i drove it and it did that. i dont drive in 4wd ever so i just noticed.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:40 PM
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So what else is normal so I don't take my truck out of 4wheel when I may possibly need it but am scared by something it does??? I don't remember my f150 doing any of this except for if I tried turning in reverse while in 4wheel
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 questions

well for you guys with '97- tight turns will make the U-joint catch because it does not have a 1080 spin ability like the cv, '98+ have cv's, I dont know if they will do the same thing or not.

This summer, in my lifted truck I was checking something...? don't remember what, but I was in a parking lot in 4hi turning tight circles, and my drivers rear tire was bucking....? The only thin I could think of was that the L/S was ingaged or because the trans case was ingaged.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:10 PM
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Yeah mine has cv....
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