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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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2000 Z71 4wd transfer case . I hear a loud popping sound when making sharp right turns

I’m having issues with the left front brake or possibly transfer case issues, loud popping sound when sharp Right Turns are made , no vibration felt thru steering wheel or brake peddle popping sound ...
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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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1991 ford explorer 4x4 metal screeching

I just bought this vehicle, and it never did this when I test drove it. While I was driving it made this metal screeching noise, and second or two later the noise went away and the rear of the vehicle ...
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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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Why do pickups and large SUV's use 4x4 and generally not AWD?

In almost every case I can think of, the larger vehicles with four wheel power are 4x4, and the smaller ones AWD. As far as my experience goes, AWD is much more convenient, and also works at least as ...
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2013 Toyota Tacoma flashing 4x4 light on dash

My friends Tacoma has the flashing green 4x4 light going on the dash. I read the instructions regarding putting it into 4 wheel drive, 2 wheel drive and 4x4 low and nothing changed. We drove it to an ...
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jeep compass 2012 with 4wd locker on, only one rear wheel spins

With my Jeep Compass 2012 when 4wd locker is on (I see it ON on the panel as I pulled locker), So I noticed that when I was parking at full of now parking lot, my front wheels stopped spinning, and ...
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Locating Special Tools for Auto Free Hub Removal

I am attempting to replace rotors on a 1988 Dodge Ram 50 (2.6L, 4WD). To remove the rotors, I need to use a special socket (visible around the auto free hub ) and the special locknut socket. Are there ...
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Why does my brake pedal go to the floor when i start the truck up?

My Ford F250 4x4 brake pedal goes to the floor when you start the truck and stay's to the floor until you shut the engine off then it returns? The brake booster, master cyl, rotors, pads, brake lines, ...
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Trans case on 1999 Dodge Ram noise

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2l V8. And I am hearing a chain like noise when at higher speeds (50mph+.. of course in 2wd) after I left off of the gas and when I step on the gas. The noise is ...
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Is vacuum line still necessary with manual locking hubs on an F350?

Several years ago, on my gas engine 2003 F350, I replaced my auto locking hubs with Warn manual hubs. Recently I am experiencing the dreaded A/C defaulting to the defrost vents under low vacuum ...
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Compatibility with automatic transmissions between MDMA and M4TA Honda CRV 98

I need to buy an automatic transmissions but only found MDMA automatic transmission for this reason I need to know the compatibility between MDMA and M4TA. Honda CRV 98 4X4 and mi car use M4TA Exist ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado - Clicking Noise From Front Differential

I have recently noticed a clicking noise from the front differential on my 2000 Chevrolet Silverado when traveling at low speeds (under 10 MPH, but I'm sure it's always there, but it's too fast/too ...
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2003 Yukon 5.3 with 278,000

At 70 mph and about 2000 rpm, I have noticed that when i lightly press on the accelerator, the rpm will rise but speed will not increase. i press a little harder and the rpm will come back down to ...
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Manual transmission difficult to put into gear. Do I need a new clutch?

I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport, manual transmission (the 6 cylinder model, I believe 4.0L). It has 4 wheel drive. I've lent the car to some friends recently who were 'rusty' with their manual ...
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Why do open differentials drive the wheels on the ground when a vehicle drives on two?

In this youtube video, a Toyota FJ cruiser in Saudi Arabia drives up on two wheels while 5 people get out and remove the wheels on that side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQm5BnhTBEQ This turns ...