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Turning issue in 4H

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by tj1928, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Nov 4, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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    tj1928

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    Newbie here - just purchased a first generation '03 with 176K miles.

    When 4H is engaged - I am noticing a stark difference in the front axle when making sharp turns at low speeds. Is this normal experience? Thanks,
     
  2. Nov 4, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    You’re making turns in 4H on dry pavement, or?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    Both dry and wet - very slow speed - 45 degree or more turns. Feels like a 'chugging' or staggering feel - up through the steering column. Don't observe this in 2WD
     
  4. Nov 4, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    On dry pavement, while turning you’ll bind your driveshaft. Don’t do that in 4WD
     
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  6. Nov 4, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Thanks Sean - lesson learned ;)
     
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    You can use it if the road is covered in snow or ice, but if it's dry or even just wet, you are risking tearing up your front end running in 4wd. Your tires need to spin at different rates due to them following different paths. On slippery surfaces your tires can slip, on pavement they can't.
     
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