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Unread 06-20-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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Rough Turns

I have a 94 GC with the Quadra-Trac and when I make tight turns the car really shakes and the steering wheel jerks. Is this normal with this full time 4*4? It reminds me of a old Chevy with locking hubs dog tailing. Any ideas?
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Unread 06-20-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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Its as normal as i've ever heard. everyone ahs this problem. Not exaclty sure Why: if its rubbing or the tires trying to pull the car at and odd angle. Prob the later. But its normal
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Unread 06-20-2003, 06:15 PM   #3
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Definitely NOT normal!

Mine has never done it; from all I've read, that's a symptom of a failing (or failed!) viscous coupling (transfer case). Seems to be a pretty common problem. Try a search here or over at JU. Good luck!
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Unread 06-20-2003, 07:04 PM   #4
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Stocker i got that checked out and no problems, and look and the post on replacing the the 249 with 242 one of the main reasons was the guy was angry about parking lots looking like a fool bucking in his jeep.
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Unread 06-20-2003, 07:15 PM   #5
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Spichman510, You had it checked out by a shop. What did they say? Is this normal? Seems pretty weird parking, they jeep kicks like a mule, pretty funny to look at me park. Did these GC do this new?
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Unread 06-20-2003, 07:33 PM   #6
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This problem occurs at slow speeds right? This is not a sign of failing viscous coupling because the viscous coupling WILL do its job when the tire slips aka on a slippery road and very little traction. However, in a parking lot you will be going at such low speeds that the tire will have more than enough traction so that there will be no slipping aka the viscous coupling will still give equal power to each tire. So the bucking is caused by the truning front tires pulling the way they are pulling ang the back ones pusching forward causing a kinda push and pull thing but at high speed you do this and the front tires will lose traction causing a slip and the viscous coupling will do its job transfering power and less power to the front tires gives the backs more force and they will win this "tug o' war". At higher speeds stocker is right maybe even in the parking lot, there could be a problem but mine only happens at VERY low speeds, so i would get it checked out either way and see what they say.
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Unread 06-20-2003, 11:07 PM   #7
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Good information-thanks
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