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Binding in 4x4

Front end binds when 4x4 is engaged

Re: Binding in 4x4

Postby ASTE25 » May 11 2012, 4:41am

raider27 wrote:You don't have a differential in the front so it has no choice but to bind. When you turn, the wheels don't turn at the same speed so something has to give.

You probably heard someone say there was not a differential in the transfer case, which would be correct.
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Re: Binding in 4x4

Postby tatertot » May 15 2012, 9:21pm

I would recommend checking the gear ratios match front and back...
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Re: Binding in 4x4

Postby elementality199 » May 15 2012, 9:39pm

my front end was binding up as well when i first bought it. turned out i needed new CV Axles, now i have no problems
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Re: Binding in 4x4

Postby dba » Nov 21 2014, 10:02pm

The 1988 K-2500 I had didn't bind (front diff) in 4x4 hi on sharp low speed turns but the 2006 Z-71 Silverado 1500 does. I bought it in July of this year. 78K miles on it. I changed all fluids and replaced them with what the owners manual recommended (rear diff fluid syn. , front regular diff fluid). I noticed upon draining front fluid it had a strange tint, a light brown but not quite the same brown as when contaminated with water. I just thought because it had never been changed and came from Ohio (snow, ice, etc.). I saw post that said it's normal though. It just doesn't seem right because my old truck didn't do this. Are there any additives that might help or would synthetic be better and cost effective ? Thanks.
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