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Old 12-22-2012, 03:34 AM
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Question I might have a problem. Need your input please.

We got our 1st snow last night and I put my truck in 4WD (not 4 Lo) for the first time since I've owned it when I got into it this morning. I noticed that every time I went around a corner or drove with the wheels turned, it felt like it was binding and hopping all over the place. Is this normal for these trucks? My last 2 vehicles were Grand Cherokees and they never did that in 4WD. Thanks for any insight.
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My 2010 does this. Mostly noticed at slow speeds like turning into driveways. Almost like the 4wd is fighting itself.
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My 2010 does this. Mostly noticed at slow speeds like turning into driveways. Almost like the 4wd is fighting itself.
Exactly right. Has it ever been an issue?
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Exactly right. Has it ever been an issue?

No issues other than i try and take corners wider to help with the ease of moving around, I thought i read on here where it was normal. On full lock you really have to give it gas even if you are in a foot of snow to get it to move.
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Every true 4x4 I have owned (many) does this. When tight turning your front tires and rear tires are tracking differently. The wider the turn the less you will feel this. That is one reason you dont want to be in 4x4 on dry and hard roads. No worries as the system is doing just what it should. Also- if you ever consider buying a 4x4 the best way to check that it works properly is take it to a large open area and engage 4 wheel and make a couple of tight turns to verify it is working. Listen to any noises in the drive train while doing this and you will hear most problems that could be there.
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Every true 4x4 I have owned (many) does this. When tight turning your front tires and rear tires are tracking differently. The wider the turn the less you will feel this. That is one reason you dont want to be in 4x4 on dry and hard roads. No worries as the system is doing just what it should. Also- if you ever consider buying a 4x4 the best way to check that it works properly is take it to a large open area and engage 4 wheel and make a couple of tight turns to verify it is working. Listen to any noises in the drive train while doing this and you will hear most problems that could be there.
I couldn't have answered that better. Nice reply.
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Thanks for the replies! Glad to hear it isn't a problem. I was worried since my Jeeps never acted like that.
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Most 4x4 's will bind a little during cornering, or a lot, depends on how severe the corner. I've never had one that didn't, perfectly normal.
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If you had Jeep Cherokee's, they are full time AWD, so they spin at different rates all the time, true 4WD they are all turning together, so you hop around tight corners. Turn a little wider, and only use 4WD when it's needed, 4WD on dry roads, when the wheels "can't" spin has always been a no-no in my book.
Side note, my 2012 has traction control and it's freaking amazing in the snow in 2WD, it's almost no fun, can't make it slide around corners, it corrects itself without much input from me at all. Just goose it a little and it corrects.
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Every true 4x4 I have owned (many) does this. When tight turning your front tires and rear tires are tracking differently. The wider the turn the less you will feel this. That is one reason you dont want to be in 4x4 on dry and hard roads. No worries as the system is doing just what it should. Also- if you ever consider buying a 4x4 the best way to check that it works properly is take it to a large open area and engage 4 wheel and make a couple of tight turns to verify it is working. Listen to any noises in the drive train while doing this and you will hear most problems that could be there.
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If you had Jeep Cherokee's, they are full time AWD, so they spin at different rates all the time, true 4WD they are all turning together, so you hop around tight corners. Turn a little wider, and only use 4WD when it's needed, 4WD on dry roads, when the wheels "can't" spin has always been a no-no in my book.
Side note, my 2012 has traction control and it's freaking amazing in the snow in 2WD, it's almost no fun, can't make it slide around corners, it corrects itself without much input from me at all. Just goose it a little and it corrects.

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