4x4 Auto front-end binding
I have a 2002 explorer that about 3 months ago started binding in the
front-end when making sharp (usually slow) turns. Though intermittent,
the problem appeared to only happen in reverse (when backing out of my
driveway). More recently, I've been towing a trailer, and the problem
appears whenever I make a sharp turn (moving forward this time).
Although I tow the trailer weekly on a regular basis, it has been daily
recently, and in tight spaces. The trailer tongue weight is about
300-400 pounds. With the trailer removed, I can't reproduce the
problem with any predictability.
I had the front brakes replaced around the same time that the problem
started. Could this have anything to do with the problem? Like
something didn't get replaced or reconnected properly?
Is there some other mechanical or electronic failure that would cause
this? If so, would this be considered part of the drivetrain for