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Old 09-20-2010, 07:13 AM
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Why does my steering wheel wobble when I turn?

I only notice it at slower speeds, but once in a while, when I turn and brake at the same time the front end pops, then it pulls very hard and the steering wheel won't stay straight as I try to go down the road. When I stop the truck and turn the steering wheel each direction completly it goes away. Any ideas on what could be causing these problems? I would like to try and have an idea before I head to the mechanic, THANKS!
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:02 AM
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Check to see if your hubs are locked..
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:26 AM
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They are in the auto position. I rarely ever lock them in, just leave them in auto.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:20 AM
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Double check them..have seen them stick.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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Well I went out and put it in 4 wheel drive and drove around some and then took it out of 4 wheel drive and the steering seems to be fine now. If a hub is bad, is it possible that one gets engaged or hung up somehow without being in 4 wheel drive? It seems to happen when I'm pulling a loaded trailer without ever touching the 4x4 switch, like one hub engages. Thanks for responding.
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The vacume line could get pinched and hold pressure or build up pressure from elevation changes and will lock the hub.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:09 AM
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Where does the line run that it might get pinched or where should I look to see if thats the case because altitude is a non-factor here in north Missouri. Any other ideas?
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It runs to the top Knuckle..small line can't miss it look from the front.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:52 AM
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Check the u-joints. I thougt I had an issue with the steering components but it ended up being the u-joints binding.
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If you disconnect the vacuum to your hubs('06) can you use them as manual hubs or do you have to buy a new set.
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