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

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.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Mileage is getting progressively worse

Hi there. This can be caused by a number of things. If it occurred right after the work was done then you may want to have it double checked. They may have used poor quality wires or the wrong spark...

Q: Q: How do I use the lane change signals?

The lane change signals should be used whenever you are changing lanes on the freeway. These signals indicate to your surroundings that you will be changing lanes, by flashing the turn signals three times. To signal a right lane change,...

Q: My vacuum pump seems to be leaking water

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Vacuum pumps are required to have oil in them for lubrication. If the pump is leaking water, then either the oil is the wrong type and is leaking out, or the pump has a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.