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Hmm could the front end be welded?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    ok heres what we know its a 84 K10 the rear is not locked but when you put it in 4h or 4l on the street and turn the wheel all the way it doest wanna go and if you make it go(by getting on the gas) the front end chirps and leaves pretty bad marks from the front tires on the street does this mean the front end is welded/locked? or could it be a limited slip btw I was doing this from a dead stop. ohh yea its a 10 bolt
     
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    Even with open diffs front and rear most 4wd vehicles will chirp or hop on pavement when locked into 4wd.
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Driving a part time 4WD rig on dry pavement in 4WD is a great way to bust parts. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Both driveshafts are locked together in 4WD and cannot rotate at different speeds. However, the front and rear of the truck travel very different distances when going around a corner, so they need to let the driveshafts spin at different speeds. There's too much traction on dry pavement to let the tires slip, so they chirp and hop from the stress that you're placing them under. Save 4WD for the slippery stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    ok heres what we know its a 84 K10 the rear is not locked but when you put it in 4h or 4l on the street and turn the wheel all the way it doest wanna go...

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    What Harry said, and you are making the whole situration worse when you crank the wheel to locked, and the sure way to break something is to give it just a little more gas.
     
  5. CHEVY 4WD

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    yea I know I just was on pavement for a second and noticed it btw it was wet but I know its still not good for it but thanks for the information
     
  6. Ryan B.

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    Want to know how you could tell for sure????















    Take the diff cover off and change the gasket and gear oil. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    You'll then be able to see if it's open, a limited slip, or if its welded.
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