Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Howl when decelerating
Yes, it's OK to drive without the rear shaft. Just put it in 4 high. The steering will feel funny, but that's all.
But before doing anything, check on the warranty situation.
I can't think of anything that would cause a whine sensitive to steering input AND power application. Could be two separate problems, or else I'm missing something. A whine when steering is usually low juice in the power steering pump, a bad pump, or a loose drive belt.