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Old 01-02-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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4X4 Problem

Sometimes when I engage my 4 wheel drive and I start getting to high speeds like 60kmph or what I believe is about 30mph I start getting real bad wobbles like it shakes the ENTIRE car like hitting a rumble strip on the side of the highway I have got no idea what is wrong or how to fix it? Any idea guys/girls because it is hard to keep control and I live in canada we've got a foot an a half of snow I can't drive it straight

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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If it's only when in four wheel drive then it's probably your front driveshaft. It's probably out of balance (I don't think they were balanced from the factory anyway).

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #3
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So just take it into a shop and get it done or is it a DIY
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:47 PM   #4
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Could be unbalanced shaft could also be u-joints. Crawl under and check it for play. If it's just the shaft I have heard you can just take them to a drive line shop and have it balanced for pretty cheap.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #5
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^What they said, start with checking the u-joints on the front drive shaft and the drive shaft itself. I had exactly the same problem with vibrations and wobbles. I could move the drive shaft back and forth! Pulled it off and the front u-joint literally fell apart when I pulled the drive shaft off!
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks cricket I'll check that tomorrow!
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #7
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Could be the slip joint in the front drive shaft mine is pretty bad make sure it doesn't have ant side to side play in it
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:44 AM   #8
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Check something simple first. If you are driving in 18" of snow, you may have ice/ snow build up on the inside of your front wheels, which can cause the problem you are describing.

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