Wheels seem to be binding on turns, the sharper the turn the more it binds

Tiny
STEVE NYMARK
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  • 2001 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
It is AWD. Will removing the front wheel drive shaft temporarily solve the problem? Can I leave it disconnected? My guess is that it is the transfer case or some kind of electric controls.
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Saturday, June 8th, 2019 AT 8:42 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Steve,

Here is the procedure for removing the drive shaft. This is a good idea to find out if the transfer case is the issue.

If it is, then before you go replacing it check your tire circumference. Have you recently replace one or two tires? If so, all four tires need to be the same circumference or the wheel speed will be different. If they are different then it can cause binding on hard acceleration or turning. Basically, the wheels turning at different rates causes the transfer case to take up that slack and it causes binding.

You can leave this out if you want to because you don't have a spline front prop shaft. It is bolted in on both sides so you won't lose fluid. However, you obviously will not have 4WD.

Let me know what happens and I can assist more if needed. Thanks
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Saturday, June 8th, 2019 AT 9:46 AM

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