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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a broken CV or UJ on a drive shaft can cause the steering to lock up , jack up front end and check for damage to the drive shaft's rubber covers to the drive joints, push/pull wheels in and out , as in steering motion while spinning wheel and feel if there is anything restricting a smoth movement , hope this helps
If you vehicle is parked on a slant and the wheels are slightly turned, the pressure from the weight of the car may be forcing you steering wheel to bind. Try tweaking the steering wheel in the same direction that the wheels are turned using your left hand and at the same time try turning the key with your right hand. Tweaking the steering wheel takes the pressure off of the ignition switch. If that doesn't work, try a different key if you have one.
Drum brakes? Maybe they need to be adjusted manually. When people don't set the parking brake the rears never get adjusted. Also with brake dust and all at times the adjusters get stiff and won't turn easliy enough for the self adjuster to do anything.
There should be a rectangle rubber plug on the backing plate.
Jack up and support the truck so the wheels are off the ground and the parking brake is off and in neutral.
Through the hole that the rubber plug was in you will see a star wheel. There are tools for doing this but at times a flat screwdriver works. Deepending on the side you're on, righty could be loosy and vice versa.
Turn that star wheel a few clicks and rotate the wheel until you feel a slight drag. Careful, if you go too far sometimes that star wheel is hard to go back because of the lever that turns it when the parking brake is set (another screwdriver to lightly push it while turning the star wheel back works).
One you have done that to both wheels push on the brake pedal a couple times. That will center the brake shoes and then check for a slight drag again.
If its rear disc then you may have a problem with the proportioning valve.
It sounds like you are driving in 4wd drive on dry pavement. The front drive axles do not work like the rear differential. When you turn, the outside front wheel must travel farther than the inside wheel, therefore they are traveling through the turn at differentspeeds. If you are on dry pavement, this causes the gears to bind. You don't notice this on slick surfaces because the outside wheel will slip instead of bind up the gears. You should not use 4wd on dry pavement. That's the advantage of push button, or shift on the fly, 4wd. You can shift back to 2wd when you encounter dry pavement. All wheel drive vehicles don't have this problem because they have a limited slip front differential as opposed to a locking differential on 4wd. Hope I didn;t confuse you too much.
when 4x4 is engauged it forces wheels to lock, hence when turning one wheel is turning faster than the other causing it to Hop. remember the wheels are forced to turn at exact speed at all times during 4x4 operation, thats why you dont use it on dry areas
Hello Steve...The lock cylinder will come out if you can turn the ignition switch. You have to remove the bezel around the steering colunm, the plastic trim behind the steering wheel. There is a small hole on top of the ignition lock housing, you need to turn the ignition to the run position, move the shifter to drive(so the starter does not enegage) use a small pick to push in the small hole and turn the ignition to the start position. The lock cylinder should now slide out. I will post a schematic.
You do not need to remove the steering wheel.
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