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What is All-Wheel Drive? All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles send power to all four of the wheels. This can be done in a number of ways but the end goal is improved traction...
3 Essential Things to Know about Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
Four-wheel drive is a form of drivetrain. A four-wheel drive vehicle has two or more axles, which provide power to four wheel ends. These vehicles have a transfer case, which means the...
5 Essential Things to Know About Off-Roading
Ah, the thrill of going off-road! If you’ve done it, you know there’s nothing better than showing off your expertise and skill. However, if you haven’t, there are five essential things you need to know...
5 Essential Things to Know About All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
All-wheel drive (AWD) systems provide power to all four wheels, rather than only to the front or back ones. When driving, a majority of these systems have either a front or rear base,...
Comparisons of Drivetrains - FWD, RWD, AWD
The drivetrain in a car is comprised mostly of the engine and transmission. The rest of it - the parts that take power from the transmission and send it to the wheels - these...

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Difference between 4WD, AWD and FWD? Is AWD or 4WD necessary in SUVs? or will FWD do OK with winter tires?
Hello, the difference between four wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and front wheel drive is the difference in how your vehicle transfers energy to power the vehicle. Four wheel drive is a vehicle that uses two wheels to propel the vehicle...
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Replace front struts
Hello. Your all wheel drive system should have active suspension on it. This means that the struts are electronic. You typically cannot find these online as they are a dealer item. Unfortunately, you cannot use the 2WD struts as that...
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Transmission slips during acceleration
Hey there. If you have manual transmission, this is almost certainly the clutch slipping. It is wearing out and used gently, it will propel the car forward, but it cannot hold the torque when you accelerate harder. The clutch will...
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Service AWD System light is coming on
Hello. The "Service AWD System" light comes on when the computer detects that there is an issue with the AWD system. In most cases an issue with the AWD system will disable the system completely in order to protect the...
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What would cause the AWD to lock up without any indicator lights?
Hi, thanks for your question. Did the technicians inspect the differential fluid for signs of damage? The vehicle maintenance program lists the differential and transfer case fluid to be inspected at 40,000 miles. You can ask the dealership personnel if...
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My AWD is not working
Hey there. This could be anything from something simple as a differential clutch connector problem to something more serious, such as a mechanic failure with clutches, rear axle, or coupling. You should have a Check Engine Light of some kind...
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In cold weather, the service all wheel drive light comes on 2008 Chevrolet Equinox
Hi there - this is a frustratingly common problem with this model. If a problem code of C0550 is set (whether Check Engine is lit or not), it is possible this warning is the result of a lot battery voltage...
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Code AWD malfunction came on, car is in AWD permanently. Transmission working fine.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2005 AWD malfunction light to be on in your 2005 Ford 500. The most common faults are the shift linkage, low fluid level, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician, such as...
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Im am looking for a car that is AWD and 5 speed but aside from a subaru i have no clue where to look.
Hello - lots of all-wheel drive with a manual transmission models to choose from: Chevy Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, BMW 3-series, Audi A3, or A4 and so on. Happy motoring!
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The AWD disable light is on in my 2006 Buick Rendezvous
Some systems require more than a code reader to find a fault. The AWD disable light means that there is a fault with that system. The AWD system controls torque (rotational force) to the four wheels. This is to improve...
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AWD light stays on and I just had all 4 tires changed by a mechanic.
Hi there. The AWD light is coming on for the sensors on the wheels are picking up different tire rotational speeds. If you are putting on used tires and not new tires, then you will need to check the tire...
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Front wheel 4-wheel drive is locking up when coming to a stop
Hi there. It sounds like you could be having a brake concern. If the front wheels are locking up, there could be issues with the abs actuator, brake lines, calipers, or proportioning valve. As this is a safety issue, I...
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How much to service the AWD?
Hello - I would first use a scan tool that can access problem codes from your AWD system (will likely be specific to your manufacturer) to determine what is wrong with your AWD system. This will expedite accurate diagnosis and...
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AWD not working when the rear is overheating.
Hi there. Check the oil level on the rear differential to your vehicle. The oil level may be low and causing the differential to overheat. Look for signs of leaks and any loose bolts. If the level is low, top...
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My 2014 Buick regal GS says "service rear axel then says service all wheel drive".
Do you know if there are any fault codes stored in the computer? The warning message usually indicates a problem which may be due to a sensor sending false information to the computer or the possibility of corrosion or water...
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If the AWD stays on what service is needed.
It sounds as if the light was not on when you brought it to the dealer. If this is the case, and there isn't a code in the AWD module, then there is nothing anyone can do with a car...
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AWD light stays on 2009 Nissan Murano
Hello - check the fuse(s) for your AWD first. The engagement mechanism is an electrical solenoid in the transfer case, and it's possible that the solenoid has over-loaded, or failed. For additional assistance, I recommend a AWD problem performed by...
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My all wheel drive light keep going on and off. My abs light stays on.
There could be a wheel speed sensor that could have failed and is not functioning properly that is causing the ABS and AWD lights to come on. The AWD light will come on in the event that the transmission is...
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All wheel drive not disengaging.
Hi there. If the AWD light tends to flash slow, then the wheel range is high and the abs sensor would need replaced. If the AWD light is flashing fast, then the powertrain oil temperature is rising quickly. In that...
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My audi q3 needs only one one tire replaced. It is a 2016 model with less than 5k miles. Will I still need to replace all 4 tires
Hello, thank you for writing in. While most will tell you replacing all four tires is necessary under most circumstances, if the other 3 tires are in good condition, replacing just the flat tire is acceptable. The problem with replacing...

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