Q: My Ford Explorer is stuck in 4 wheel drive if I take off the front wheel drive axle will that damage my truck is it safe to drive

asked by on August 10, 2017

My truck stuck in 4 wheel drive low can I take off my front wheel drive axle and is it okay to drive around like that is it safe

My car has 146000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Steven. I wouldn’t recommend that method of correcting your 4WD issue on the Explorer. The four wheel drive system works in conjunction together with a center shaft supplying power to the front and rear drive axle, so removing the front drive axle would create vibration problem with that primary shaft and is a safety concern. It would be better for you to diagnose the reason why the 4WD is stuck and make those repairs.

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