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Old 05-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #15
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That shouldn't be an issue as long as the transfer case is in neutral.
That would not be so even if the transmission or transfer case is in neutral. When the differential is locked, both left and right side axle shafts are locked together. On turns, the inner wheel still needs to slow down while the outside wheel speeds up. The axles must be able to rotate at different speeds on turns.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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You are towing an automatic 2 wheel drive jeep, Right? Did you put a transmission lube pump on ? It sounds like your transmission is locking. Or your steering wheel is locking even though its on the first click. Maybe have it checked out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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Is the jeep lifted? I might check the alignment as some positive caster has to be there to allow self steering while being towed four down. The more positive tow the better but to much may damage your towbar as caster keeps the steering tires steer ahead.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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I towed a jeep for years read the manual and make sure you set it up step by step. It sounds like the steering wheel is locked.
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yes you are right it is the speed you are trying to turn you have to give it time fro the wheel to turn i have town alot of cars truck and just about every thing some thing that may help is some ppl put ATF in there power steering pump if some one has did it for yours it well all so make the wheel move slower in the turn go with a thin fluid or you jjust have more then 10 feet behind your ax and turning the wheel some what fast in the RV is a real fast movement in the back
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yes you are right it is the speed you are trying to turn you have to give it time fro the wheel to turn i have town alot of cars truck and just about every thing some thing that may help is some ppl put ATF in there power steering pump if some one has did it for yours it well all so make the wheel move slower in the turn go with a thin fluid or you jjust have more then 10 feet behind your ax and turning the wheel some what fast in the RV is a real fast movement in the back
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You are towing an automatic 2 wheel drive jeep, Right? Did you put a transmission lube pump on ? It sounds like your transmission is locking. Or your steering wheel is locking even though its on the first click. Maybe have it checked out.
We have all assumed a 4x4.
As asked, OP please provide the details of your Jeep.
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yes you are right it is the speed you are trying to turn you have to give it time fro the wheel to turn i have town alot of cars truck and just about every thing some thing that may help is some ppl put ATF in there power steering pump if some one has did it for yours it well all so make the wheel move slower in the turn go with a thin fluid or you jjust have more then 10 feet behind your ax and turning the wheel some what fast in the RV is a real fast movement in the back
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Bad front locker maybe, if so equipped - but one would experience this while driving the Jeep.
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It is a 4x4, stock vehicle with Bridgeport dueler h/t tires. No lift kit. It was skidding before we had these tires too.

It only happens while towing and only on banked turns, never while actually driving the vehicle.

We have been towing in the "on" position so tomorrow we will switch to "acc" and hopefully that will be the answer to this problem.

There is no transmission lube pump.

We have read the manual and everything seems to be in check, now.
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I wonder: if the steering wheel were locking, would it unlock itself or stay locked?
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It is a 4x4, stock vehicle with Bridgeport dueler h/t tires. No lift kit. It was skidding before we had these tires too.

It only happens while towing and only on banked turns, never while actually driving the vehicle.

We have been towing in the "on" position so tomorrow we will switch to "acc" and hopefully that will be the answer to this problem.

There is no transmission lube pump.

We have read the manual and everything seems to be in check, now.
Can you define skidding? Do you mean that while on a banked turn the entire Jeep has moved further up the bank? or the tail of the Jeep is moving further up? .... or ???
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I wonder: if the steering wheel were locking, would it unlock itself or stay locked?
Typically, when the wheel is locked, the nose of the toad doesn't follow around normal turns ... it tries to go straight instead of following the towing vehicle. It would be unusual to go "in and out" of a locked condition. Easy to check ... with engine off and key in ACC you should be able to turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and then the right (it's tough without the power steering but muscle should prevail). If it's locked you will feel that the wheel cannot be turned.
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Some 08s had a steering lock so putting the switch to ACC is a good idea. 09's and newer do not have a steering lock. Also pull up the IOD fuse under the hood if you do have the switch in ACC position.
I don't use a brake buddy but I'll ask the question. Is there an indicator in the motor home when the brake buddy activates in the Jeep? Perhaps your problem lays there.
If your JK is a 2WD Auto, it can not be towed 4 down with out a drive shaft disconnect
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