Originally Posted by slippy
so heres what happend. went wheeling on sunday thru some giant ditches n what not and eventually came up to a dam with cement with alot of high angles. so i rode around on cement for about 2 minutes in 4WD (whoops). im going down this cement ramp and take a hard turn and for 2 seconds there was a big chugchugchug noise and the vehicle shook. i drove around a bit more trying to recreate the scenerio and nothing happend. it was a freak thing. but im wondering what it was?
i check my jeep after i go wheelin. either iv never noticed or i messed up my steering stablizer. its stock, and the casing is cracked and it can spin freely. not sure if this is the problem or not.
Making sharp turns on a hard surface such as cement or asphalt while the front axle is engaged results in wheel bind, where the wheel on the inside of the turn goes a shorter distance than the wheel on the outside of the turn. The wheels skip and or drag. You should only utilize 4 wheel drive on soft or slippery surfaces, not cement.
You mentioned that the casing is cracked. What casing are you speaking of? Axle, Front differential or Transfer Case?