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Steering in 4 wheel drive

Thread in 'Steering' started by jaydawg74, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. jaydawg74

    jaydawg74 Member

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    Hey guys, when I'm in 4 wheel drive (high), my steering radius seems to drop about 30%. Like the wheels just won't turn as far as in 2 wheel. Is this normal or not? What should I do to correct it or what needs replaced?

    I'm driving a 2001 ST.



    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Duane Foster

    Duane Foster Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    That's normal. The wheels need to slip when turning in 4WD, so you shouldn't use 4WD on dry pavement.
     
  3. Yardsale

    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    ^Agree.
     
  4. blksn8k

    blksn8k Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I have actually seen wheel studs snapped off because of someone trying to use 4WD on dry pavement. As Duane said, the wheels need to slip and if they can't the next weakest link will fail.
     
  5. Richard Toms

    Richard Toms Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    LOL.... when we don't get any snow. I test my 4x4 hi in the rain... just to make sure it still works. But back to topic, yes that is normal.
     

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