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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 02:56 PM
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help tires skid/skip in 4wd

hi i've been piecing together my beater 94 tracker. I now have a problem when i put it in 4wd when i try to move my tires start to skid and skip. What would cause this and what do i need to do to fix this?
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my 94 tracker did that when i bought it , someone put the wrong gears in the front diff. it was almost impossable to drive on dry pavement, but worked in the snow.
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hi i've been piecing together my beater 94 tracker. I now have a problem when i put it in 4wd when i try to move my tires start to skid and skip. What would cause this and what do i need to do to fix this?
Does only one axle do this?

I bet that you have inadvertantly installed mismatched differentials or have different-sized tires from front to back. If the differential gear ratios are not identical or the tires are not all the same size from front to back, skidding slipping and popping will occur followed by damage to the differentials and/or the transfer case.

If all the tires are the same size and you have swapped in one or both axles with "new" differentials, double check the gear ratio on both to see if they match.

- Lift one wheel off the ground
- Put the transfer case in neutral
- mark the input flange and adjacent case on the differential with white-out.
- Do the same on the inside of the tire and on the brake dust cover.
- Turn the lifted wheel one turn while counting the number of rotations (fraction included!) on the differential.
- Write down the resulting number of turns
- Repeat the above process on the other axle

Both flange rotation numbers should match. If they don't, you need to swap out the "bad" differential with one that has the gear ratio that you want to keep.

Hope that this helps!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 01:05 PM
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i had actually bought this at the beginning of summer off of some guy. it needs some work. I remember when i bought it i popped it into 4wd and it did this. I thought the brakes needed to be done and it was just sticking. (sidenote i had to replace both calipers, rotors, pads and rear drums and shoes because the guy beat the crap out of it and never did the brakes.)

I checked the transmission fluid yesterday before i drove it anywhere and and there was barely any on the stick, not sure if this would contribute to the issue at all. I added fluid but haven't tried the 4wd again because i live in an apartment complex and don't want to off my neighbors with the skidding.

I does actually have 2 different sizes of tires on the front and on the back. However when i was at the guys house and had the problem it had 4 of the same size.

it real odd. It will go for a couple feet in either direction and then the thing locks up. it seems to be the front driver side. i was hoping it was the auto hubs on the front but my guess i'm not going to be that lucky.

I was really hoping to have the 4wd working for the winter here in buffalo but i'm getting more and more discouraged as the days go on. I'm sure these things are a B*tch to drive in snow without the 4wd

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my 94 tracker did that when i bought it , someone put the wrong gears in the front diff. it was almost impossable to drive on dry pavement, but worked in the snow.

You should never use 4wd on dry pavement. There is no centre diff on a Zuk and you will wind up the transmission.

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