I’m used to my 2000 4wd Silverado, with 4wd engaged and not much snow, experiencing front wheel binding when turning particularly going up an incline.
My wife complained yesterday of something similar with her '99 4wd Suburban. Although she said there was snow on the ground. I’m fairly sure she said she also had the problem when the 4wd was off when the road cleared.She described her situation less as binding than as the wheel locking then breaking loose. The problem seemed to go away after her car warmed up several miles later.
Is front wheel binding normal with 4wd engaged and not much snow on the ground?
Is it likely that these older trucks are losing some rear differential accuracy (for want of a better term) and still sort of engaged having been disengaged?
I have not checked her power steering fluid.