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May be CV joint?? When making tight turns, wheel problem.

When making tight turns, the front wheels seem to brake or stop turning. First, I thought the car was in 4 wheel drive, then I thought I had a brake problem, now I am thinking it is a CV joint. Tight turns seem like it is in 4 wheel drive, binding up or braking, or making the brakes tighten up. This just started.

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It sounds like you are in 4wd. try hitting gas when condition arises. find a dirt road to perform this. if your in 4wd front tires will dig the dirt up and truck will lunge forward.some jeeps have all wheel drive so on dry pavement tires will skip and jump on tight turns.

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I think youre on the right track with an outer axle joint

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