04 awd binding when taking turns

04 awd binding when taking turns

Postby pb3 [OP] » May 17th 2011, 5:33am

hey gang, have a issue that may best be discussed with the following info at hand.

2004 awd astro
136k miles, transfer case fluid flushed, 2L autotrak2. believe first time changed.
152k miles, 4) new tires installed
157k miles, service AWD MIL intermittently appears. possibly 1000+ miles with lamp on steady
161k miles, [dorman] encoder motor replaced. *problem begins* binding feeling when turning.
163k miles, transfer case fluid flushed, 2L autotrak2. [unsure what was done with fluid at encoder motor replacement event.] also discover the following tire tread depths.
DF 9/32"
PF 9/32"
DR 3/16"
PR 5/32"

would you:
A) wait 100 miles before any further actions.
B) rotate tires in X pattern.
c) pull ATC fuse in hopes that recently rotated 9/32 on rears will wear at a faster rate as believed to have happened during AWD MIL period, monitor tread wear depth and reinstall fusz once all 4 tires are even?
D) all of the above

tia,
parker
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Re: 04 awd binding when taking turns

Postby pb3 [OP] » May 17th 2011, 10:40pm

had access to the van today and some free time so went ahead and rotated the tires per owners manual (not crossing rear tires) and pulling the ATC fuse. torqued down to 140 lbs-ft. no idiot lights for the fuse being removed. we'll monitor the tire wear and slip the fuse back in at the appropriate time.
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