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post #1 of 6 Old 03-12-2011, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Transfer Case???

When I turn in 4wd the front end binds and lurches. Changed the u joints and that didnít help and it only happens in 4wd. Do I have bad transfer case?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-12-2011, 12:01 PM
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What kind of surface are you trying to drive on? If it's a paved surface then that's normal and you'll end up messing something up if you keep doing it.
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We had a snow storm two weeks ago and it still happen on snow covered roads. I have put 218k on Jeep and this issue has come about within the last month.
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That's normal. 231 4wd is not made for uturns.


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I realize sharp turns will cause a binding effect but Iím not able to turn from a main road onto a side street.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-12-2011, 01:36 PM
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Do I have bad transfer case?
If the 4x4 works normally on non-pavement surfaces, the T-case is fine.

I flip 4x4 on and off as needed when driving on pavement in snowy/icy conditions. When turning in 4x4 some binding of the front axle is to be expected.

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