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Front end problem on a 2005 2500hd gmc steers fine on dry pavement but all over the place in snow and slippery weather and a clicking in front end??

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My 2007 Jeep Liberty has started to "shimmy" when I put in in reverse and when I'm pulling into a parking space. I have it in 2wh drive but it feels like it's in 4wh. Any advice?


are you using 4wd /yes /no
are you on ice, or off road?
or just pavement ice free,
we cant guess that. and is KEY
car comes new with 3 different 4wd systems
first 2 are part time
and last full time 4wd and 4lo (PT)
all three stay out of
part time on icefree pavement
4lo is part time too, and same rules its for offroad only.
sure
the cluster has 3 lamps
fulltime
part time
and
4 LO
tell me, does or has fulltime ever come on in 4wd
if yes,its AWD jeep.
if not the car is part time, in 4wd
and is only for iced roads or offroad.

5min work look at rear of transfer case
bingo, now you know what you got

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Feb 17, 2017 | 2007 Jeep Liberty

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When I select 4 wheel drive, why does it feel as though it is binding or dragging and whining while driving?


Depending on the specific vehicle many 4WD have a transfer case that will lock the front and rear drives shafts together. This configuration is only for slippery conditions like ice and snow or very wet or off road. When turning the radius is different between the front and rear so there is a lot of feedback to the steering wheel. This is created by the fact the front set of wheels and the rear set of wheels must make the same number of turns because of the locked transfer case.

If you attempt to drive on high friction surfaces the stress to the drive train is excessive and will cause damage. The whine and the bunny hop is the drive train attempting to release this tension. If you were on a slippery surface the tires would have much less resistance turning at slightly different rates.

Also critical is the tire size need to be the same. However even with perfectly matched tires the problem on dry surfaces remain the same.

The AWD vehicles are equipped with a third differential that allows for the difference between the rotation of the drive shafts so it can drive on dry pavement no problem. Some configurations allow the AWD to have the transfer case locked which falls into the first category where dry pavement is prohibited.

Some Jeeps have a viscous coupling in the transfer case that permits limited slip between front to rear but the resistance to slip increases as the deference increases as in the event one tire is slipping
These Jeeps still have the lock up option in the transfer case requiring dry pavement when engaged.

Hope this helps?
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Jan 17, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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When I switch my 2005 envoy xl into all whell drive and then drive, when I get out it smells like burnt rubber. It does not smell like that when in 2wd. What could it be?


You can't use 4 wheel on dry or even wet pavement. It must be snow dirt gravel or mud. Pavement will just burn up your tires because the front Axel pulls faster than the rear. When you have good grip there is a friction fight between front and rear tires.

Dec 22, 2014 | 2005 GMC Envoy Xl

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4wd actuator


Part time 4wd or Full time 4wd option car.?
are you on dirt, ice/snow or dry pavement.???????????

part time is not for dry pavement
dry means free of ice/snow.
no car model stated, just TOY
and no year.

Jan 31, 2014 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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2004 enjoy jerks when driving in 4 wheel drive


4x4 will jerk when going around corners or curves if you hit a dry spot in the pavement. 4x4 only on slippery surfaces.

Dec 07, 2013 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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2005 Kia Sorento - in 4 wheel drive, on dry pavement, going slow in forward, turning a corner to the left the rear drivers side wheel tries going in reverse and when turning right the passenger side wheel...


Hi,
Yes, this is normal while in four wheel drive on pavement.
I will try and explain why.
In four wheel drive the front and rear drive axles are linked together by a chain in the transfer case and gears in both axles. This is a direct link with very little play between the front and rear axles.
When cornering a rear wheel will spin faster, or slower depending on the direction of the turn. this causes a binding in the drive line because the drive line wants all the wheels to turn at the same speed. So the wheel "skipping" going in reverse, is the drive lines way of compensating for the different speed of the wheels turning.
Never should a four wheel drive be used on dry pavement. I could cause a break in one of the drive line components. On a slippery surface , snow, mud, gravel, grass, There is enough slippage in the surface to aloow the driveline to compensate for the different speeds of tire rotation.
So do not try at highway speeds on dry pavement.
Your four wheel drive system is working just fine.
Wayne

Jun 21, 2011 | 2005 Kia Sorento

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I have a 2003 Sierra 2500HD. When I shift into four wheel drive the front wheels make a knocking sound when turning and the steering becomes tight. Going strait there are no problems.


This is normal if you are on black top or concrete.The 4wd is only meant for mud or snow not dry pavement.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Sep 20, 2010 | 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD

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Four wheel drive locking up in tight turn. loud clicking from front


Hopefully the CV joints have not been damaged, What you are experiencing is called torque bind, it happens when you drive on dry pavement in four wheel drive. Unless you have an all wheel drive system that has a way of allowing the front and rear wheels to slip or turn at different speeds, a standard four wheel drive system will destroy itself if it is used on a non slippery surface. Never drive on good traction surface unless you have selected 2WD, 4WD is only for snow, ice and gravel

Mar 11, 2009 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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