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Four Wheel Drive

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by eastcoastjava, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    Today i took a few trucks out for a spin and was putting them through the test drive basics. I brought out a 2009 2500HD, I put the truck in neutral set it for 4 low and then drove. Driving straight it sounded fine, but when i took turns it was making a weird sound, and minor slip. Is this normal and i was on dry pavement?
     
  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    You must be new to this whole 4x4 thing? Driveline bindThumbs Up
     
  3. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    im never in a truck, i get the special task of running a skid and thats it, plus im still young and stupid only 17. So is driveline bind totally normal,
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Yes, you'll even get it on a snow covered lot if you turn too tight
     
  5. eastcoastjava

    eastcoastjava Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 165

    Thanks man, i felt like an idiot asking this, the saleman said it was how they tested if the 4 wheel was functioning correctly but i didnt trust the guy.
     
  6. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Don't make a habit of operating 4wd on dry pavement as it will do alot more than just bind up.
     
  7. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    electric select track

    getting it into 4H from 2H or vise versa
    shift on the fly (moving)

    getting it into 4 wheel low -
    rolling in neutral 1-3 mph then turn knob from 4H to 4L

    getting it out of 4L
    rolling in neutral 1-3 mph then turn knob from 4L to 4H


    as per my owners manual - YES (?)
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Humility is a good trait. Keep it.....
     
  9. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Four low on dry pavement?!?! :eek:
     
  10. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    4H would be worse, since that would also stress the transmission.
     
  11. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Hi or low it's the tcase that is being abused the most
     
  12. yloflash

    yloflash Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Normal, you notice it more in low than high range.
     
  13. mn-bob

    mn-bob Senior Member
    Messages: 130

  14. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 197

    WOW...:eek:

    That's a little more serious than driveline binding.