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wheel jerking in 4wd while turning?

When I put the truck in 4wd the steering wheel jerks side to side when turning kinda of tight. I don't know if it's my tires (bf goodrich mud terrains) or something in the driveline? Any help would be great.
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No, you're never supposed to turn the wheel very far while in 4wd..
It will rip things apart. What you're feeling is it getting in a bind and then releasing.
You can turn it a little and not have a problem. But once you turn it a lot, it'll start jerking.

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If you're on a slippery surface you're fine, if you're on a hard surface, it's really hard on the diff.

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thanks for the info.
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So I can run it on the road in the snow and be ok?
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Yeah, just watch turning a sharp corner, but you should be fine, just be aware of what is going on..

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You can actually run them up to 100mph in 4x4High, correct me if I'm wrong StarDriver..
That's what they do at the dragstrips at least.. (It's a VERY straight line though.. lol)
When I had a 4x4, I would often drive it for an hour or two a day at 35-40mph. I miss my 4x4

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Yea , I have been 70 ish with her in 4x4 . The jerk during steering is completely normal on dry pavement . Like said before , be careful when turning sharp on it .

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You can actually run them up to 100mph in 4x4High, correct me if I'm wrong StarDriver..
That's what they do at the dragstrips at least.. (It's a VERY straight line though.. lol)
When I had a 4x4, I would often drive it for an hour or two a day at 35-40mph. I miss my 4x4
If you read your Owner's Manual, it recommends to NOT use 4X4 on dry, hard surfaces. It does recommend to put it in 4X4 every so often to keep every thing loose and lubricated.

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