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Ghetto Fabulous

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1skibum, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. 1skibum

    1skibum Registered Member

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    My truck hops like a hooptie lowrider with bitchin’ hydraulics. The only problem is, I don't want it to. Fortunately, it only happens when I go around a turn. Straight lines are no problem at all.

    Seriously though, can anyone tell me what causes this, and maybe how to fix it? It's a 76 K5 with an NP203. It feels like the normal grabbing/hanging that I’ve experienced on every other 4WD, but this time really acting up badly. It’s so severe that if I turn the wheel all the way to one side or the other, the truck comes screeching to a stop altogether.

    It’s done this a little before, But not badly. I just took it out of storage, where it’s sat for two years. Where do I start?

    Thanks.
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    do you have a part time kit in the 203?
    sounds like the front axle joints are binding. mine does the same thing when in 4wd.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sounds like the T-case is in the Hi-Loc position and you're getting a bind condition.

    Rene
     
  4. 1skibum

    1skibum Registered Member

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    Nope

    The t-case is full time. I'll check to see if it's locked.
     

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