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Old 04-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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Is this normal?

I was looking under my truck today because every time I am turning my steering wheel all the way when making turns I hear a grinding noise.. I'm not sure what it is. Here are some pics of the front axle it seems crooked, the part where it is holding the wheel/tires in place.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:59 AM
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The grinding is more than likely your tires rubbing the leaf springs at full lock.


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Sorry, what exactly does that mean? And how can I fix it? Does that mean my manual hubs are on lock? And does the axle look right/normal?
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It means your tires are too big for your wheel wells. when you turn all the way to one way or another the tire is catching the leaf springs or part of the frame. Either you going to have to get smaller tires, lift the truck or cut what catches obviously dont cut the leaf spring
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Yes, it is normal that your hubs look like they are leaning. That's how they are built.
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Ohh okay thanks, and would it be a problem if I were to just leave it as is and just don't full lock the wheels when turning/reversing?
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Ohh okay thanks, and would it be a problem if I were to just leave it as is and just don't full lock the wheels when turning/reversing?
I have been running mine like that for the last 2.5+ years. No issues.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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Ahh okay, thanks, I appreciate all the help.
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I can't remember how the stop is setup on my SD but on my OBS it's just a bolt in the knuckle that limits the turning. I put a washer behind the bolt as a shim to prevent me forgetting how far I can turn the wheel.
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