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Old 12-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you have torque bind. go diagnose that first then ask about other possibilities.

you need a new center differential to fix the torque bind.

torque bind stresses the entire driveline...including the clutch depending how you drive...so the two issues could be exacerbating the other.

it's annoying to drop the trans but if you did it would make fixing the torque bind easier (although fixing torque bind can be done in the car).
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How do you diagnose a torque bind. I am a newbie
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replacing a clutch is NOT more worrisome than torque bind.

suggestions were made to encourage you to search for the term to educate yourself.

Try idling through some tight donuts in a paved parking lot. it should do those smoothly like a normal car. jerking/clunking is most likely caused by a center diff that has locked up the front and rear axles together. It COULD be something as simple as mismatched tires(you did measure them as suggested right?). But, it may also mean you need a new transmission. If you can confirm the torque bind is due to a bad center diff - just have the clutch changed when you install the replacement tranny.

if you post your city, someone may be able to recommend a shop to help diagnose what's wrong with your car.
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Honestly.

Could it be a ball joint?
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Honestly.

Could it be a ball joint?
Nope, they only make clunks in the front.

It's probably torque bind.
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I've been reading up on the torque bind and the major symptoms such as the wheel is yard to turn and the car shakes does not happen while turning. Are there any other possibilities?
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I've been reading up on the torque bind and the major symptoms such as the wheel is yard to turn and the car shakes does not happen while turning. Are there any other possibilities?
It could be the diff. I suggested torque bind because that happens more often than diff failure, but yes it could be the differential. If you think that's the problem, start by checking the oil level.

Rear CVs get the same stress whether you are turning or going straight, so I'd rule them out.

Regarding torque bind- your description of a 'hop' was what led me to suggest it in the first place.
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