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post #1 of 12 Old 03-21-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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1997 F-250 Ext Cab 7.3 4x4 Auto w/245k
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1994.5 F-250 Reg Cab 7.3 4x4 5-Speed w/209K

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Downpipe,Intake, Exhaust, Guages,TS Chip, Skyjacker Lift, BDP 1.0 Housing
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1995 Ram 2500 Ext Cab CTD 4x2 swapped nv4500 w/192k
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BHAF, Downpipe, Exhaust, Guages, Silencer Ring MIA, Adjustable Boost Valve, AFC FF, 100 Plate FF, Starwheel Tuned, AFC , 4K GSK, 2095 Rack Plug

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might be your hubs... take them apart and check them out for broken pieces....
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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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1997 F-250 Ext Cab 7.3 4x4 Auto w/245k
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Downpipe,Intake, Exhaust, Guages,TS Chip, Skyjacker Lift, BDP 1.0 Housing
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1995 Ram 2500 Ext Cab CTD 4x2 swapped nv4500 w/192k
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sound is definetly coming from hubs/wheel area. i dont think its the transfer case

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1995 Ram 2500 Ext Cab CTD 4x2 swapped nv4500 w/192k
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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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pretty expwnsive job?

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1997 F-250 Ext Cab 7.3 4x4 Auto w/245k
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REGRETED SELLING
1994.5 F-250 Reg Cab 7.3 4x4 5-Speed w/209K

MODS
Downpipe,Intake, Exhaust, Guages,TS Chip, Skyjacker Lift, BDP 1.0 Housing
TRADED IN
1995 Ram 2500 Ext Cab CTD 4x2 swapped nv4500 w/192k
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BHAF, Downpipe, Exhaust, Guages, Silencer Ring MIA, Adjustable Boost Valve, AFC FF, 100 Plate FF, Starwheel Tuned, AFC , 4K GSK, 2095 Rack Plug

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