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Old 02-23-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Well we finally got some snow here in Jersey and I couldn't wait to take my truck out and play. It was my 1st time driving in 4-wheel drive. It was great except for 1 thing...the truck didn't like tight turns.

I was told that this is typical and nothing to be concerned with, but in tight turns the truck sort of stuttered and it seemed odd to me. Is this in fact normal or should I be concerned?
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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Morning HarmsWay,

Should you be concerned if your truck is stuttering in a turn? HELL YEA!

Are you driving it on dry pavement? If so, please stop! Only put it in 4x4 when you are on a slick surface. All your tires are trying to rotate at the exact same rpm's. There is some wheel slip, but not enough to let you take a turn without your truck stuttering. You don't notice the stutter when you are on a slippery surface as the truck's tires are slipping as you are making turns.

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no matter if you are on asphalt /ice/snow/mud/sand.if you turn youre wheels hard left or right it will jerk around if you are in 4 wheel drive.they all do this
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Everything was wet, slushy and slick yesterday...but it makes sense.
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yes it is perfectly normal, but like Mitch said, if you can avoid it, you should because the "jerking" is your drive line parts binding and unbinding, so there is lots of stress being applied to them.
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