Questions tagged [4wd]

A vehicle drivetrain that can apply power to all four wheels/tires. This capability is "on demand" and is switched on/off by the operator. This tag is differentiated from the AWD tag for this reason. This option is usually found in trucks and SUVs, but may be found in cars on a more limited basis.

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What is this vehicle?

I just took a picture of this on my way home. I'm a long time car enthusiast, I've raced legally in several formats, I'm a big time 4wd enthusiast, Moab and very technical trails in Colorado for ...
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheel hops/bucks only after vehicle gets warmed up

I have a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with all-time 4 wheel drive (4 high/4 low). When the vehicle is cold, I can make tight turns in a parking lot with ease. However, if I've driven the vehicle for 10 ...
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Covert 2006 Trailblazer from 4WD to 2WD

My front differential is make noise because of a leak. I have been watching videos how to disengage the front differential and make it a 2 wheel rear wheel drive only ( I don't need 4 wheel drive). ...
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Jeep Cherokee Electrical

I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4. When im driving all my electrical stuff turns off but turn on right away but the engine keeps running. This only happens when im driving through rough terrain, ...
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6 4WD Noise

This is for an automatic car. Right after an oil and transmission fluid change, I hear a rattling, clicking sound near the glove box. I also found that the noise is connected to the 4WD lights. If I ...
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2021 Toyota Tacoma 4hi @ 70mph

I just bought a 2021 Toyota Tacoma sr5. I wanted to test the 4 wheel drive switching on the fly. I switched to 4hi at 40mph. Worked perfectly. I got distracted and forgot to switch back to 2w. I drove ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

I got a new Renault Duster 4x4 car 2021, where I have a control with three options: 2WD. Auto. Lock (4WD). Now when I am driving in the city I chose the 2WD, but if I am driving out side the city (...
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why i have rusty components around/behind my brand new 4x4 renault duster's back wheels

I bought a brand new Renault duster 2021 4x4, and today after 10 days of buying my new car, I noticed a rusty components around my back wheels, as follow:- so is this normal?
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will a "ab3p7000ba" transmission be compatible for a 2015 ford ranger px1 2015 "ab3p7000bc"?

I have a 2015 ford ranger auto px1 4wd 3.2L needing a new transmission. I have found one but the part number is 1 letter different. my part number is "ab3p7000bc"and the part I found is "ab3p7000ba"....
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Unibody off-road vehicle with differential locks and reduction [closed]

I want to create a list of current off-road vehicles (say in production during last 10 years) that have unibody construction (as opposed to body on-frame) but still have most off-road features like ...
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Body spot welds all let go - what's going on?

2004 Nissan. Have been feeling like the hood and front part of the body (i.e. fenders) really move around a lot when off pavement (washboard logging roads, etc). Feels like the whole truck was ...
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Driving in 4Low with hubs unlocked?

04 Xterra, Warn manually locking hubs. Is there any issue with switching into 4Low but keeping the hubs unlocked? The way I understand it, essentially everything up front will be spinning (cv axles ...
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Bump start a 4WD standard in 2WD or 4WD on low traction ground

This is really more a hypothetical question than IRL but I'm curious as to the correct procedure in case I find myself caught in this scenario (which is a little more likely than you might think). ...
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Forgot 4wd on on jeep patriot

I have a Jeep Patriot 2.0 crd 2007 with 4wd. I went fishing and used the 4wd when leaving. Once i hit the tarmac i forgot to switch it off and drive 10 miles to home doing a speed of 50MPH. Is this ...
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Jeep patriot 2.0crd manual 2007 4wd

I have a Jeep patriot 2.0crd manual 2007 with 4wd. Since i bought it i have never used the 4wd switch but yesterday i did a bit off roading. I switched off the esp by holding the button for 5 seconds ...
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Kia Sorento 2008 CRDi ESP Off Light

I've recently bought this car, it was fine for a couple of days and suddenly the ESP Off light showed up and it won't turn on when pressing the ESP button. you have to turn off the ignition and then ...
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Sante Fe: what kind of cylinder does the clutch have

How can I determine what type of clutch cylinder is on a Hyundai Santa Fe 2007? An auto mechanic who was giving me an estimate said if it was an "outer" type cylinder it would be very easy and cheap ...
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Ford Ranger stuck in 4wd (hi)

I have an '02 Ford Ranger with the 4x4 Off-Road package with a 5-speed manual transmission. I can also shift with a physical stick between 2wd, 4hi, neutral, and 4lo. I had put it into 4lo while ...
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Gear oil boiling and burning in front differential

When I engage 4WD on my (normally rear-wheel drive) Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) and give it some hard job to do (like drive the front wheels on a 10cm high sleeper lying on the ground, or just turn the ...
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How to tell if a 4WD vehicle features LSD and/or ADD?

I am about to change oil in the front and rear differentials or my Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) which is a part-time 4WD vehicle. Regarding what gear oil to use and how much, the manual says: Oil type: ...
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4x4 2004 Ford Explorer Sport-trac transmission

We're replacing the transmission and wondering if we should include the short section (8-10" in length) ahead of the transfer case, or not, or should we replace the transfer case while we're at it? ...
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4WD cars trasmition gearshift

How do we call cars which 4WD is not always on, however you switch it on using separate gear shift transmission like the picture below. Thanks in advance.
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New Brakes and Rotors... but still grinding sound

So I have a 91 Toyota pickup, 4wd and 4 cyl-22r engine. I just replaced the rotors and brake pads and bled the system. When I went to drive it after the install, I got about 300 feet away from my ...
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Why are shops that do tire shaving and truing so hard to find?

With the number of AWD cars on the road, you'd think that tire shaving and truing would be more popular. But I had to call the manufacturer of the truing machine and obtain a buyer's list to find ...
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WagonR 4WD Shaft Removal

My Suzuki WagonR Model 2013 is 4WD. My mechanic says to remove 4WD shaft. Because it will improve my car,s fuel economy and acceleration. Is it safe and plausible ?????,
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How can one manufacturer's 4-wheel drive system be so much better? [closed]

It's often discussed that subaru for example has a very high performing all-wheel drive system. The Nissan GTR is another that comes to mind. While I've never heard others be specifically criticized, ...
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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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Gear Oil coming out of the breather accumulator after water wading

I have a Force Gurkha 4 x 4 2017 model with 18000kms on it. A few days back, I was involved with flood rescue operations in my home state of Kerala, India. The car was driven in Bonnet deep water for ...
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All-Wheel Drive/ 4WD system

Time has come to clear things out... I would like to know the difference between a center differential and a transfer case. I know that a transfer case engages the front axle with the rear axle in 4H ...
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4WD Rear differential removed totally and have it a 2WD?

I have a 1997 Kia Sportage 4wd and it is having EXACTLY the problem that this pickup truck is having: (The sound the truck makes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJUSEH0opi8&index=3&list=...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

This is a Mitsubishi van; it says it's a 4x4. Does anybody know model or year?
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How serious is this tear in the tire sidewall?

I accidentally hit the sidewall of the curb and it caused a small looking rip/tear. Do you think the tire is still good or should I replace it. I have a 4WD.
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Periodic rustling noise every 6.5m

Driving a 2005 Hilux (KUN26 frame, manual diesel), I recently started hearing a soft rustling periodic noise seemingly coming from the front-left side (could be the wheel/tire). It feels like as if ...
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Which 4 wheel drive to use to pull boat out of harbor? [closed]

I didn't see this asked so thought why not since I'm stuck on which to use. When pulling a 15ft or more boat out of the harbor while your truck is on the ramp partially in the water and connected to ...
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1998 cherokee sport 4x4 hydraulic clutch problems

The clutch in my 19 98 Jeep Cherokee four by four feels like its frozen. The transmission will not go into any gear, including reverse. Whether the car is started, or not.
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Replacement tires, can it blow my trans case, or anything else?

Two weeks ago, I had a couple of used tires put on the front of my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Ltd 4X4 at a regular tire place. They did not have the same tires as was on the back which are P225 70R ...
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Using 4wd on snow/dry pavement bad for 2012 Pathfinder?

Just bought a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE. I live in Colorado where the weather can be pretty random and very location specific. This creates areas of the town where snow may be covered in some areas ...
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Why does using the low range of a 4WD transmission give better acceleration?

If I my 2007 Forester transmission into its low range, which has a ratio of 1.6 I think, it will accelerate faster (eg. From 0 to 100 km / h). Why is this? below is a picture.
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What is this part called? (Rear wheel lock ?)

I need help finding how to open this part, but first I have to know what is it called. This part is supposed to be a Lock that connects the Drive shaft to the differential on a KIA Sportage. I have ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the CRV 2WD over the 4WD [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a used (2002-2006) Honda CRV here in Lebanon. I have two options: the 4WD and the 2WD (which have a lower cost than the 4WD) Please can you tell me what are the advantages/...
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Z71 package details for old body style, late 1990s, GMC Sierra

For GMC Sierra pickup trucks back in the old-body style late 1990s (1996, 1997, 1998) (not the new-body-style and more recent from 1999 onwards), what features made up the Z71 package? I always ...
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Leaf spring preparation

I have a 1973 series 3 landrover, and have been fortunate to pick up some replacement leaf springs with much less wear than my existing set. The vehicle is moderately stock, but has a 6 cylinder ...
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vehicle will only pull when in 4 low. its a5 speed. at first it just happened to reverse but now it's the forward gears too

My 4x4 5 speed s10 blazer will only go when it's in 4 low. When it first happened it was only reverse but now it's the forward gears too
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2012 FJ Cruiser shudder

My 2012 FJ Cruiser has just over 20k miles on it. It behaves oddly when going from stopped to moving, especially when stopped on a decline. The vehicle, when going from stopped to moving, will ...
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Ford Courier 2005, Cant engage 4wd high gear

I have 4wd Ford Courier 2005, I cant engage into 4 high gear.
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Does 2WD mode save me gas over AWD(auto) mode?

My 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has a switch for 2WD, AWD (auto), and 4WD Lock. Do I save gas by keeping it in 2WD? Or it doesn't matter because it's still the same drivetrain and it simply doesn't apply ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

I go 4-Wheeling A LOT with groups in Arizona. A slow speed rollover is a relatively frequent event. You just get a bit to much lean on the vehicle trying to navigate a difficult section of a trail ...
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2003 Dodge Durango - Can I take the front drive shaft off and drive the vehicle?

I most likely have a messed up front differential on my 4x4. I was wondering if I can just take my drive shaft off and run it on RWD only? Can I just remove the universal joint pin and retain the ...
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4x4 for sports cars (street use)

As some of you may know from this question i am currently rebuilding my car. The plan is to rebuild it from scratch. An important part is the engine. At the moment there is a 1.4l 8V petrol engine ...
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1999 Ford F250 XLT Super Duty won't go into 4-wheel drive low

So I have a 1999 Ford F250SD XLT 4×4 that won't go into 4-wheel drive low. It's a manual shift 4×4. What can cause this? When I put it in 4-wheel drive high, the 4×4 dash light comes on but it ...
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