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    Steering Wheel Knocking Feedback when turning.



    Hi all, I have had an odd symptom I'm trying to diagnose before I bring it in and get the story they have no idea. When travelling at lower speeds 20-50Km and turning left or right at pretty much any radius other than straight I am feeling a very light tapping or knocking in the steering wheel. Its a difficult feeling to describe but it must be coming from something suspension related. It happens at even just slight bends in the road left or right. Anyone have any ideas on this?

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    You're not in 4-wheel drive are you? If so, that might be it, especially on non-slick surfaces.

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    Is the power steering fluid full??

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    Engage 4WD, drive straight for a 1/4 mile, then turn it back off. Had this happen once.

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    Thanks guys, I'm not in 4 wheel drive for sure but I will try suggestions of checking PS fluid level and try engaging 4x4 for 1/4 mile and back off. Is it a myth about reversing after 4x4 is disengaged to fully disengage?

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    Normally nothing special is necessary as long as you are going straight on a fairly level surface. Reverse shouldn't hurt, but it won't necessarily help.
    Something else you could try ...
    Jack up the front wheels and make sure they will each turn easily by hand. If the do, it is probably not a 4wd issue. If one of them feels "notchy" it could be a wheel bearing or CV joint.

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    My understanding is that going in reverse was just for manual locking hubs. You would unlock the hubs by hand and then go in reverse for about 100 feet to help disengage them. We don't have those so no need to do it.
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    ^^ Yep, I was told by one of the best mechanics I know that using reverse doesn't really do anything with the new electronic/auto locking hubs. Then again, he said it also doesn't hurt anything either.

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    Good to know, kind of thought the reverse thing was for the ol manual hubs. While we are on the topic of 4x4, is it preferred to switch into 4x4 high while stopped and foot on the brake or is it ok to switch while moving and if while moving are there speeds to avoid while switching in/out of 4x4? Sorry I know this procedure must be in the user manual.

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    It is best to switch it while moving slowly in a straight line. Don't do it while turning or if a wheel is slipping, better to stop in those cases. The ECU will allow it to switch at speeds as high as 62 mph.

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