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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Question: front end problems

 

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tugboat0212, Hornell, NY, April 29, 2013, 18:57
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my mountaineer comes to an almost complete stop when turning sharp in either direction. It is an AWD and i was told could be CV axles but they were new last year. noticed that one on pass. side is leaking

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    pushrod April 29, 2013, 20:29
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    Is this full time awd? Common for a 4x4 to feel like that when in full turn on dry pavement with awd active. Do you have an auto 4x4 position?

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    mrshadey, April 30, 2013, 05:30
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    I don't think that even if you have all wheel drive auto it should do that so I would check drive axles first

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    pushrod, April 30, 2013, 07:26
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    That is my point, it is in four wheel drive!! Trasnfer case malfunction. Have you ever driven a 4x4 with 4wd active on dry pavement and turned the steering wheel full stop while moving? That is what they all do, act like it is going to just stop. 4x4 Auto inop. Mechanic can scan test, best way to figure this out!!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 30, 2013, 06:54
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    POSS BAD HUB BEARING,VERY COMMON ISSUE ON THESE CARS

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