Hello, I'm new to these forums and threads so go easy on me. I don't even know if I am posting this in the most correct area.
Anyways, on to describing my problem to see what I can get out of it.
I have a 2000 Yukon Denali, 5.7 Liter, Electronic 4X4, 305/40R22 Tires on chrome rims. I have recently (last weekend) replaced my upper and lower ball joints, pitman arm, and checked over my CV joints, tie rod ends, etc.
I have been having a problem with my entire truck bouncing from side to side, wheels chirping, and hopping when pulling into parkings spaces or even while turning down curvey side roads. It sounds terrible both from outside and inside the vehicle.
My truck has always done it since I've owned it (for about two years). Although it seems to have been getting MUCH worse within the last year. I have recenlty tightened my torsion keys and lifted the front of my vehicle about 3/4 of an inch (to stop my tires from rubbing the inside of the fenders when going over train tracks, speed bumps, etc). It'* great not to have my tires rub on anything any more. However I think that it made the wheel hop/studder even worse then it was before.
I ended up getting an alignment done (as you should obviously do after messing with the torsion keys) hoping that would fix the problem. As I pulled away from the shop I quickly noticed that wasn`t the case
So now that I have pretty much wrote a book on my problem. My question would be, what the hell else could it be. It seems like I am running out of options.
I know the vehicle is not stuck in four wheel drive (although it does feel similar to driving in four wheel drive on dry pavement). After putting the vehicle up on the hoist and putting it in gear. I can see the four wheel drive is all working correctly.
ANY HELP would be great. It kills me every time I have to park my truck or turn it sharp. Feeling all the pressure that is being put on all my new front end parts.
Thank you everyone.