I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my 98 GMC Sonoma. 4.3 liter
auto with electronic 4WD and about 165,000 miles.
I have a wheel locking up. It seems to be one of the front ones. I
tried having my girl friend drive it slowly will I watched and of
course I couldn't tell which one. Looked in my Haynes manual and it was
no help. Just to make things worse I'm broke.
I jacked up the rear and the wheels turn as far as the differential
will allow. Pads and rotors look OK. Parking brake seems to be
Pulled the fuse on the ABS because I've been told they screw up
occasionally. No Luck.
Jacked up the right front and the wheels do not turn freely. The brakes
look OK. The 4WD seems to be engaged and keeping the wheel from
turning. Double checked that 4WD was disengaged ( or the 2 wheel drive
light was on anyway ). The front axles should turn when the 4WD is
Called my local mechanic and he said it sounds like a transfer case but
he doesn't work on them. Claimed that all he knew about them is that it
costs a whole lot of money to fix them.
The truck will have to be towed to a shop and I hate to have somebody
tear into it without having a rough idea of what's wrong and how much
it will cost.
Anybody else had this problem or have any ideas as to what else I can
check before the old Gal leaves behind a tow truck? Any help would be