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Old 01-29-2012, 01:27 PM
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Here's a crazy 4x4 problem

Well here's a challenging, and most likely an expensive job,

So I have two problems that could be one major problem.

Problem one: when I turn my ABS light sometimes comes on and there is a slight shimmy when I'm going down a hill. Nothing crazy, so I havent paided much attention to it.

Problem two: the automatic hubs won't engage, but the 4 wheel drive will work when the hubs are manually locked in. Took the vacuum hub lock solenoid off and cleaned it, but no going.

In my lastest test I noticed the two problems combined when the hubs are locked in and the 4 wheel drive is working. The turining shimmy is mildly disturbing in 4 wheel high, but in 4 wheel low the streeing wheel gets a mind of it's own when it is being turned and the ABS light comes on in both situations.

I've got the feeling that this might be a major issue that I would be able to do myself.

I've had great advice from this group, so any ideas pointing me in the right direction with the problem will be apperciated.

Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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Are you certain that the hubs are unlocking when in 2 high?
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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Well I tried using it in our last snow and they did not work. However, the 4 wheel drive did engage after manually locking the hubs.
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