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Old 01-02-2009, 03:29 AM
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I have a 2005 Dodge ram that I love so much. Since I have only had this truck for about 4 months I have just used 4 wheel drive when we got snow. So the question is when I am in 4 wheel drive and I am turning slow the truck hardly wants to move and makes like a rubbing sound. I took it to the dealer and had my oil changed and asked them to check to see if this is normal and they said yes. But I can't see how it is, So any feedback would be great...
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If it only does this when you're turning, yes it is normal. The easiest way to describe ths is that if all the tires are turning, the inside steer wheel has to turn slower than the out side turning tire and the jumping you're feeling is one of the tires trying to "catch up" whith the other one.
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blackram: If your feeling this only when you have it in 4-wheel I'm going to say it's normal like the last reply said you will feel a jerking in the stearing when in 4-wheel due to the rotation of the front wheels. I've owned 4 wheel drives for a number of years it's something you will get used to
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Yep, that's normal...the wheels are moving at different speeds and they tend to wiggle and bind a bit. I know it feels weird but that's how it works.

Personally, I don't like it much...LOL
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Thanks everyone, Now I feel better knowing I won't have a great bill if I need to have it serviced...ANYONE KNOW ABOUT SUPERCHIPS?. I was told by a dodge dealer here they are working on a applechip...anyone heard of this one?
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One thing to keep in mind, you should not use 4WD on dry pavement. Because all 4 wheels are trying to rotate at the same speed even though in a turn the inside wheels should turn slower, it is very hard on the driveline components. So while you don't have a big repair bill now, if you use 4WD on dry pavement you will end up with a big repair bill.
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