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Old 02-09-2009, 06:13 PM
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cv axles binding up/whats a good programmer

when either of my front wheels drop during articulation they seem to bind up. the shop says nothing is wrong, but i beg to differ, b cuz when i jack the truck up enough to get a front wheel of the ground i can only turn it about 3 inches before it locks up. what is going on!
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Welcome to FTE everythingperformanc! Is your suspension stock or is the truck lifted? Are the torsion bars cranked up?

If the suspension is stock like it rolled off the production line and you have this problem then I would agree that something is wrong. But if things have been altered then you may have to add more modifications to get the suspension geometry back to normal.

I like the programmer that I have listed in my signature. Good luck!
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You don't have a locker up front do you?
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Its all stock, no locker, but does have the 2 inch leveling kit. its the torsion bar one. it also has new cv axles, but the prob was there b4. it doesnt bind going up just down? even going down the road if u come of a hill an the tires drop it does it im stumped guys????????
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I have seen guys having trouble with aftermarket CV axles. Maybe that is your problem.
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How about an limited slip?

Is the front driveshaft actually disengaging when you take it out of 4wd? Are you in 2wd or 4wd when you're testing this?

When you're driving it does it slam to a halt?

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Its all stock, no locker, but does have the 2 inch leveling kit. its the torsion bar one. it also has new cv axles, but the prob was there b4. it doesnt bind going up just down? even going down the road if u come of a hill an the tires drop it does it im stumped guys????????
Most likely the leveling kit puts the cv axles at extreme angles when drooped, try backing down the torsion bars some to see if that helps.
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well i tried backing off the t-bars an i still have the same problem. i guess i will have to live with the noise an see what breaks and post it up for the next guy.. thanks again for all the help. i picked up the edge evolution programmer an WOW what a difference. im sure ill break whatever in glamis this wknd
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Well guys it broke! but not the cv axles. it was the housing coming out of the pumpkin on the drivers side. it snapped in half anybody ever break that before?
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i dont have any videos but here are some pics. does any one make an after market housing or support so this does not happen again? i cant seem to post pics so i put them in my pics area. hope you can see them. let me know
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i dont have any videos but here are some pics. does any one make an after market housing or support so this does not happen again? i cant seem to post pics so i put them in my pics area. hope you can see them. let me know
It most likely happened because the cv axles were at a extreme angle, what you will have to do is either lower it back to stock or find a way to lower your differential. Take a picture of the cv axles so we can see the angle they are at.

Also take off the front cover on the axle and take a picture of that too.
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So i talked to dixon bros racing who im someday going to buy my long travel set up from, an they say that its caused from the new cv axles i bought from auto zone. they are built chraper an do not give the angle tbe oem ones would. what the heck is up with that, but it makes sense why it would bind an stress the housing. so DONT BUY THE NEW AXLES FROM AUTO ZONE!!!!!!! i guess i will b buying that part an driving it easy till i get the cash for the long travel. oh well. atleast we all know what the problem is now.
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