2 months ago our front end has been shaking and popping when we'd drive veering to the right. We could make a turn without accelerating and it would NOT pop or shake. It only would shake and pop if the road turned to the right and we we driving at 30+ mph.
Last week we smelled electric burning and the inside dash lights,speedometer, and radio stopped working.Only one of the three fuses was blown when I replaced the blown fuse it sizzled, so I pulled it and the other two fuses. After pulling these 3 fuses We've not had any additional electrical problems.
Last night when we drove the van it began shaking uncontrollably (after running over a branch) when we would go faster than 20mph(even without turning). We drove it 8 miles home at 20mph without incident unless we went faster. The wheel is very loose feeling having to turn it a quarter turn to make the wheel turn at all. I looked underneath and both sides have black grease or oil like substance all over both half axle areas.
Is it just something easier like a front axle,tie rods,or CV joints that needs replaced or could there be a problem with the electronic 4 wheel drive system (which might have caused the electrical issues last week)? Is the electrical a coincidence? The problem is to get into the 4WD is a much bigger issue than having someone replace the axle. I am not sure how ELECTRIC 4WD works and how much of this could effect it. Advice?