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2002 ford f250 v10 when making turns in four wheel drive the front end starts poping as you turn. you can feel it in the steering wheel and hear it.

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Four wheel drive is designed to drive on grave or mud. You will always have a feeling within the steering wheel and the truck will feel as though it is hopping , this is normal on dry pavement. How ever you shouldn't hear noise this is an indication that your universal joint on your front differential shaft is worn. You should have both changed if you are considering driving it in four wheel drive a lot in the conditions that the vehicle was designed to drive in, slippery, muddy,ect.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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It's a bad CV joint, or CV joints. (Constant Velocity joint) CV joint dust boot has torn, and the grease escaped. This repair should warrant immediate attention, as it's safety hazard.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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