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10-15-2007, 08:57 PM #1
4X4 problems again...
Same problem as right before my CV snapped the last time except with no snapped CV....yet. The truck seems like it is not fully out of 4wd. Tried backing up, tried hitting actuator with a hammer with no results. I can do a burnout but when Im driving every now and then the wheel will jerk one way or the other does not feel good. Almost feels like the front wheels are fighting eachother. If I'm going perfectly straight there no problem, but any turn and im gettin the twitch. I can't deal with this anymore I think its the end of offroading for my old burb. Does this sound like actuator is bad or T-case issues?Dan
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10-16-2007, 02:59 AM #2
Sounds like a bad CV joint. Did you replace both?There is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:
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10-16-2007, 07:04 AM #3
I was kinda thinking you might have to clean and repack front hubs. Mud, Water, Dirt in there? They act weird when they get dry and contaminants in there. Just a thought.
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10-16-2007, 01:40 PM #4
only replaced one CV. I don't have the loud clicks like I did when the other one broke.
10-16-2007, 08:53 PM #5
That's kinda like replacing one wheel bearing. Sure a CV can fail prematurely especially if the boot leaks, but as a rule, they should be replaced together. I had a fwd minivan that started rumbling during acceleration in a corner. Drove it that way for months then bang it broke on the drivers side. The tranny shop was thinking transmission but a quick look with the boot off and the problem was obvious. Only replaced one side and the other was gone in less that 6 months. Keep us posted on what you find.
10-30-2007, 07:10 PM #6
CV was gone and I also "blew apart" my front axle shaft. $225 for everything. I think I'm done 4 wheelin for a while I cant afford to spend that kind of money every two weeks.
10-31-2007, 04:40 AM #7
10-31-2007, 04:27 PM #8
haha no rock crawling for the suburban. just the rut filled trails that are near my house. I don't even beat on it i dont get how I can break so much stuff.
10-31-2007, 07:48 PM #9
CV joints do go, older the vehicle the more likely they are to go when running over potholes, 4 wheeling or not. Replace the second one and you should be good for another 200K.
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