I have never paid attention to it. I just recently pu in a 4" lift and I dropped the transfer case, I know no SYE yet..can't afford it yet. I am wondering if it rotates all the time or only when you shift into 4H&4L. I am having a popping noise coming from the front wheels when I turn, I just went wheeling this weekend and just now noticed the noise. Any help will be appreciated. If you need more info let me know.
My understanding of this is that any vehicle without hubs will cause the front DS to rotate if it has a limited slip. No the T-case is not engaged but because the front Diff is engaged all the time 9do to the lack of hubs) the DS will turn and freewheel.
OK take your front end and use a jack to place it on stands with 2-3" of clearance between the tires and the ground or do this one side at a time with just the jack. Take a long pry bar or something long and metalic that will not bend and will fit under and give you leverage. With someone watching the ball joint in question lift up on the pry bar and release (up and down) if any movement is noticed then you have a bad Ball Joint. Also you can stick a hand at twelve O'clock and one at six O'clock and trie and jiggle the wheel from top to bottom. ANY mocvement at all is bad.
Hope this helps out!!
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