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Old 03-21-2008, 12:26 PM
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4x4 problem

well we have an early sping snow storm he in WI. i put my truck in 4x4 and while in 4x4 i had nothing but a loud grinding noise and humming coming from up front. the front wheels were pulling so i know its working but i dont know what the noise/problem is. plus as i applied the brakes the LF would lock up. Any help would be great. Thanks guys.
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might be your hubs... take them apart and check them out for broken pieces....
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:43 PM
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Does it sound like its coming from the hubs? or the transfercase? If the left front is locking up makes me wonder if something is up with one of the hubs.
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what should i look for? and should i check my wheel bearings too?
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sound is definetly coming from hubs/wheel area. i dont think its the transfer case
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Id jack the front wheel off the ground and try turnin it by hand both with the hub engaged and disengaged, see if its locked up or makes any wierd noises. If you do hear anything tear it down and look for broken peices.
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If you do find anything broken I'd clean out and repack the bearings, that is if they are not damaged.
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Id bet an axle ujoint is toast. I just did mine, they were making the same noise.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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pretty expwnsive job?
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