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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Ok. I've read and posted in a few threads and I want to see if anyone experiences this.

What it feels like:

When turning or making sharp turn it feels like when it's stuck in 4x4 and driving on dry ground. But not as extreme as that. That wobble tire feel. Like as if the wheels are wobbling. I feel it trough the steering wheel and it prob shimmies about 1/2 an inch side to side. This only happens when turning either left or right and over bumps it feels a little harsher than before.

It's really bugging me and right now don't want to have to pay for mechanic to look at it and pin point the exact problem. I have a couple ideas on what it could be but if someone experience this same issue please chime in and let me know what the fix was.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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sounds like Dw starting. Check the track bar bolt hole. There is a sticky on this, Dw go through it. Your profile has some info, I can see that its stock? is it still? No lifts or other changes?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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sounds like Dw starting. Check the track bar bolt hole. There is a sticky on this, Dw go through it. Your profile has some info, I can see that its stock? is it still? No lifts or other changes?
Hey. No lift. Same tire diameter just slightly wider than stock.
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Hey. No lift. Same tire diameter just slightly wider than stock.
Sounds like your hub u joints are starting to bind up. When they get dry and the roller bearings seize the u joint caps seize on and do not rotate well causing a sticking feeling. This happens whether in 4wd or not.
Usually that is accompanied by squeaking as the u joint tries to rotate.
Check by lifting the frontend, turn the wheels and rotate the wheel by hand. Inspect the u joints as you rotate.
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Sounds like your hub u joints are starting to bind up. When they get dry and the roller bearings seize the u joint caps seize on and do not rotate well causing a sticking feeling. This happens whether in 4wd or not.
Usually that is accompanied by squeezing as the u joint tries to rotate.
Check by lifting the frontend, turn the wheels and rotate the wheel by hand. Inspect the u joints as you rotate.
This same thing has happened on other 4wd vehicles I've had.
The binding will be subtle at first. It will get worse over time.
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