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2009 Silverado 2500 four wheel drive engages but causes the steering to jerk hard right and left

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Possible axle joint or could also be bad tie rod only showing when in 4x4 check asap

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Whats the procedure for engageing the 4 wheel drive on a 2004 chevy Silverado HD 2500 with automatic transmission


The best way is to take your time...,Set Emerg brake,start vehicle and put into neutral..Engage 4 wheel drive,look at your dash gauge area for 4 wheel drive light to come on..Put truck in reverse and release park brake..,Back up 10ft.slowly..Then put it in drive and pull up 10 ft.slowly then you should be in four wheel drive..

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Steering wheel jerks when entering into a turn, both left and right.


This can occur when power steer fluid level low or pump/rack on the way out. Check for 'pink' oil leaks, belt tension on p/steer pump and resevoir fluid level.

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Four-wheel drive does not engage - 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD - Just bought the truck from a dealership yesterday. Tried to engage the 4WD today. The light on the dial came on, but the 4WD did not...


Hello and welcome. this can be caused by allot of things. but the most common issue is a software gltich in the transfer case control module. a simple reprogram usually solves this problem. the programming requires some special tools to perform. you will have to see your dealer to gets this corrected

Jun 19, 2010 | 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2WD

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2004 silverado 4x4 2500 left front wheel bearing


  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly Caliper and rotor Wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from the steering knuckle Electrical connection for the wheel speed sensor Front drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive models Hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts Hub and bearing assembly O-ring seal from the steering knuckle bore (2500 series)
  3. Clean and inspect the O-ring seal
To install:
  1. Clean all corrosion or contaminates from the steering knuckle bore and the hub and bearing assembly.
  2. Install the O-ring to the steering knuckle (2500 series).
  3. Lubricate the steering knuckle bore with wheel bearing grease or the equivalent.
  4. Install or connect the following:

    Hub and bearing assembly Hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm). Front drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive models Electrical connection for the wheel speed sensor Wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt to the steering knuckle. Tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Rotor Tire and wheel assembly.
You can go to autozone.com and register for free online repair manual with everything you need.

Jan 19, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab

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When place in four wheel steering becomes very hard, and pulling in my driveway front tires locked up. only happens in 4 wheel. 2005 dakota


A Dodge Dakota with 4-wheel steer? Do you happen to mean 4-wheel drive?

If so, you should not operate the vehicle in 4-wheel drive when you are traveling on a hard, high-traction surface. When in 4x4, the transfer case connects the front and rear axles, and does not allow for differentiation of wheel speeds necessary when turning. This is compensated for when driving over low-traction terrain because the tires slip easier.

Basically, the jerking, bucking and locking of the truck is due to the binding. This will eventually lead to damage in the driveline. If the roadway isn't covered in snow, there is no need for the 4 wheel drive to be engaged.

Dec 04, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Dakota

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Four wheel drive buttons


ARE YOU DOING IT WHILE IT'S IN NETRUAL, BEFORE YOU PUT IT IN GEAR AND WAITING FOR IT TO ENGAGE? IF NOT THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM.

Sep 23, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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When i have my 4 wheel drive engaged making turns


If you are in 4WD, and not on a slippery surface, the tires may be having an effect called "scrubbing" where the tire on the outside of the turn is not rotating at the same rpms as the tire on the inside of the curve. I have noticed this on my jeep wrangler in 4wd.

Using 4wd on dry or non-slippery surfaces can cause this problem, and also will cause excessive tire wear.

Try the same manuever on a gravel road or a ice patch (it's been in 90s here in Texas, so good luck on that one) and see if it is improved.

Also, would probably expect a little more effort to steer when in 4wd because the universal joints or CV joints are not in perfect alignment during a turn.

Sep 11, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

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1999 lhs steering jerks to the left


now is is pulling while you are driving also... like if you remove your hands from the wheel is it pulling left? If so you need a front end alinment... now if it only jerks when you are turning left it could be your steering stablizer bar or your left CV joint because if it seriously damaged it will cause you to steer hard and it could also break in half and you will loose your wheel...

Aug 29, 2009 | 1999 Chrysler LHS

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In 4 wheel drive front wheels wobble bad


i had the same problem,i endend up changing the hub bearings and ball joints and front u joints the main problem was the hub bearings

Feb 20, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Front End noise and vibration


Check the U-joints and axle baerings. But its most likely because the truck is in four wheel drive.

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