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2004 GMC - can't make turns

When I start to turn it feels like the back wheels are locked and it feels like the front wheels are forcing to push it back or forward. Almost like the back wheels are hitting something that is keeping them from going back or forth when turning.

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  • laura_moreno Feb 23, 2009

    No noise. It's very strange it can go back and forth just fine, It is only when I go back that it feels like there is something obstructing the back tires and making them drag. I stood outside and I can't see the problem so I don't know what it is or if it's an axle problem or maybe a sensor...

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    check all the universal joints or have them checked

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is that a 4 wheel drive and are you hearing any noises ?



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I just went to the Meineke. They have told me that it is an all wheel drive vehicle and that both front axles are out and they will need to be replaced $620....

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