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front end binding?

my 93 4x4 makes a wierd binding sorta sound when the tires are at full lock in 4 wheel drive in the front end. its done it since i got the truck a year ago.is this normal for these trucks or should i be concerned.
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yes it is normal because when you make a turn in 4x4 the front and rear tires are trying to turn at different speeds. you shouldnt be at full lock on dry pavement in 4x4 anyway
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it does it off road too, even in the loose stuff.
shouldn't the front and rear turn at the same speed, with the exception of the outer wheels turning faster due to differential action?
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i get the same thing.... no biggie, i just try not to turn my wheels to full lock if i can help it
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Is it a loud popping sound or just tire squeel?
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I was told never to turn the wheels to full lock when in 4x4, i asked the same question a few months ago :)
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alright thanks for the help, i'll keep my turning a little wider in 4x4. im just happy that i dont have to worry about it.
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If you have a tight turn just pop it out of 4 wheel for a sec.
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your right, the outside wheels do make a longer path, but the front wheels are a longer path also, try this in snow... as everyone else has said, do not turn full lock in 4x4, i wouldn't even do this on snow or dirt... it's still hard on it, my f-250 used to do it, gave this nasty metal on metal almost like squeeky bed springs squeek, it's stressing out your tc, i would strongly recommend not doing it anymore!

when i'm pulling the 3 point turn infront of my house (on a snow covered street) one wheel usually does a little skpping, or i'll pop it out of 4x4 and pop fwd and back a few times to make sure everything is dis engaged
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Goah. Yall are sooooo easy on your 4wds..... loosen up a little bit. Its no big deal. Every 4wd does it.
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maybe so, but it doesn't mean its good for it! and unless you need to do it, why would you put the additional stress on it?
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maybe so, but it doesn't mean its good for it! and unless you need to do it, why would you put the additional stress on it?
Haha. Im just joking with all you guys. I run my truck in 4wd all the time. Thats what its for. And it might break 10 minutes from now... who knows? But it hasnt yet...
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do me a flavor... never drive my truck eh? lol

wanna trade me front tow hooks?
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Haha. Naaa. You're Level ll doesnt have them??
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it's got dees, which aren't really hooks, they are loops

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The bind it partially from the front u-joints/ cv axles. yes its hard on the u joints. since i put the ls in my axle the truck crow hops on rock if i turn to sharp. but it has withstood some nasty hill climbs sawing the wheel with my foot glued to the floor! rangers seem tough to me
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yeah, thats what i figured. thanks for help
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