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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?

Use 2wd unless conditions need 4wd. Check the user manual as that will probably say the same. Driving the extra drivetrain is wasteful on fuel, which is why many (often older) 4wd have autolock hubs ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

First of all, anyone who is off-roading knows the inevitability of a roll over. It happens; you deal with it. If you have an expectation of never rolling over or never scratching the paint, then keep ...
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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?

Don't use "Lock (4WD)" mode unless on soft terrain. You will get increased wear of tyres and transmission, worse directional stability and higher fuel consumption for nothing in return. ...
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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 do 2WD inside the city roads + 4WD when i am out side the city, i do not do off roading You'll get better performance and efficiency in 2WD mode, especially on faster roads outside the city. You ...
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4x4 for sports cars (street use)

My first thoughts, given the car is question, would be to check to see if there is a performance version of the car which features four wheel drive. For road use, if you have over 300bhp going ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

Tool list: Several large/long tow straps (30ft each or longer recommended) Portable electric winch and battery, in case your buddy is not there to use his winch mounted on the front bumper. Some 4"...
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Is it ok to front suspended tow a 2017 Dacia Duster 1.5dci 4wd?

I found this in the owners manual for the vehicle, which says that it must not be towed with any wheels on the ground -
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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?

The Renault/Dacia Duster uses the same 4x4 system as Nissan The Duster is offered with two-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive. The 4x4 variants make use of Nissan's all-wheel drive system,[10] which ...
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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 will offer a counter-point to all of the current answers which indicate using 2WD "except when you need 4WD". In general, I will agree that 4WD isn't necessary and the 2WD (front wheels ...
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Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2000, 4 wheel drive engages, but the indicator flashes

Since my 4wd system was working as it should, we dug down to the systems that detect the 4wd is engaged/ disengaged. When the vehicle was plugged on to the computer we noticed that this particular ...
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Gear Oil coming out of the breather accumulator after water wading

Thoroughly flush the diff and transfer box - then refill with the correct type and amount of oil. To prevent this problem - extend the breathers to either inside the cabin or the roof line. This was ...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

Pretty sure it's this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Delica I guess it's the third generation of the Mitsubishi Delica, pre-facelift. Rougly from 1986 to 1994. Also the country where ...
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4x4 for sports cars (street use)

Before you start, I'd have a good read of the rules applying to it - I seem to remember that Germany is very strict on heavily modified cars, so you might well find there are restrictions on what you ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

All good answers but they focus on how to move vehicles and gear availale, without mentioning method. The recovery must have other things done first. Delegate these tasks to different people: ...
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

The number one rule, as always, is safety - and this means keeping people out of the way. Firstly make sure you have everyone out of, and clear of, the vehicle, especially anyone not directly involved ...
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Leaf spring preparation

Beyond what @cory says, once you get them hung on the chassis and the weight of the diff dangelling on them, the leaves will open up and you can squirt in some marine-grade grease. This will let the ...
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Leaf spring preparation

I'd probably replace the bushings, knock off some of the surface rust, spray a rust inhibitor / paint and put them on. Having them retensioned would be needed if they have flattened out, or your ...
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Why does using the low range of a 4WD transmission give better acceleration?

I added that picture for you. I am not sure if this is the same subaru AWD dual range transaxle your Forester has but it will do for this discussion. The image below shows the direction engine power ...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

My best guess would be an early 90's (1991 ??) Mitsubishi Delica.
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Using 4wd on snow/dry pavement bad for 2012 Pathfinder?

That's an unfortunate scenario. While it's not the end of the world to use 4wd on pavement in your case, you would want to keep the speed low, and avoid tight turns--turn off 4wd if you are going to ...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

It's a 3rd generation Mitsubishi Delica (L300), hard to tell exact year from that pic but I'd say pre-facelift (so pre-98) and the twin headlights suggest it possibly being the US version, which would ...
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Forgot 4wd on on jeep patriot

I'm assuming that model has a simple 4WD transfer case and not one with a front-to-rear differential. That means that there is no "slip" in the driveline. Generally you feel this when you try to ...
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All-Wheel Drive/ 4WD system

The center differential in a typical Subaru transmission is housed inside of the main transmission case. For the MT models, these are typically viscous-coupling that control the torque split between ...
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Does 2WD mode save me gas over AWD(auto) mode?

It's unlikely that 2WD will save you a lot more fuel than AWD but it will save you more than zero. 2WD will definitely save you fuel over the 4WD Lock setting. The reality is that, no matter what ...
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Why does using the low range of a 4WD transmission give better acceleration?

The short answer is that in low range the gear ratios are reduced and the engine has to do less work on each revolution – as a result it can accelerate the car faster.
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What is this part called? (Rear wheel lock ?)

that is a magnetically controlled clutch pack. It is similar to a limited slip differential. It is used in kia's AWD vehicles. It looks like a Jtekt ITCC active AWD unit. here is their brochure and ...
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2003 Dodge Durango - Can I take the front drive shaft off and drive the vehicle?

Most 4x4 vehicles (as opposed to all wheel drive) do not have a differential in the transfer case. The Dodge Durango, has a non-differential transfer case, meaning that the front and rear drive shafts ...
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Will different tread depths hurt my 4 wheel drive?

Look, I agree with the tyre rack article to a certain extent. But let's all use a little common sense. Using their example (as I do) in rotating my full size spare on my Wrangler. Even when I swap out ...
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Manual transmission difficult to put into gear. Do I need a new clutch?

I agree with the pilot bushing/bearing answer. It isn't seized or it wouldn't allow shifting after a few seconds. More likely it is dragging due to poor lubrication (thickened grease as above). As to ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the CRV 2WD over the 4WD

A car with the possbility of 4WD next to 2WD will certainly be heavier, resulting in higher taxes, higher fuel consumption etc. 4WD itself is also more fuel consuming. On the other hand, you'll have ...
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