4wd only works when you lock the hubs in. It's a cut vacuum line. Marc says to just use rubber to go over it.
When I replace the ball joints she didn't have any money for the knuckle seal and it wasn't in the greatest shape either.
Guess I have to replace that.
The 4x4 takes some driving to disengage even with the hubs unlocked, still binds up around turns. I'm guessing this is also to do with that axle seal?
The truck shudders on hard take-off's. I'm assuming that's from axle wrap - 2 rear blocks stacked on top of each other in the rear (lifted prior to purchase).
Possible fixes - Weld the blocks together and some home-made traction bars like stumpy.
OR just use 6" lift springs and eliminate the blocks. It'll lower the rear by 1 inch, but shouldn't be noticable.
Truck vibrates at 40-55 mph. Didn't do this when we got it, and it feels like it's from the front. I'm guessing that front axle binding up is still an issue. I also presume that the carrier bearing needs shimmed and the angles corrected, so that should help.
All this on top of all of her tires balanced. She's got new A/T's in the front, worn BFG Muds in the back...
Ok, enough for one post - pick it apart!