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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by sandman's wife, June 28, 2011.

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    1. sandman's wife

      sandman's wife New Member

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      This is Sandman. On the old lady's 96' the front driveshaft is turning even though it is not in 4x4. Is this normal on this thing (not that I have ever heard of it being normal), or is the fact that we just went mudding and the axle and transfercase hasn't been cleaned off enough? Or mechanical? Let me know if you need any more info that I haven't covered. I appreciate your help.

      Sandman

      PS. Are there any posts about this, current or previous?
       
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    3. drdoom

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      Not sure about the '96, but on a '97 ControlTrac that is normal. YMMV
       
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      That's normal. '95 and up don't have the ability to unlock the front hubs. The only change from 2 high to 4 high is done in the transfer case, using an electric clutch (I think it's a multi-plate clutch, and not a gear engagement). 4 high to 4 low is done by a motor engaging a different gear set.
       
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      95-96 have a vacuum disconnect in the front axle. (I dont think the 96 V8 AWD has the vacuum disconnect.)
       
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      It is a 96 control trac I believe.
       
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      albi1cnobi1 Elite Mountaineer Elite Explorer

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      Then that's normal.
       
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      Good to know. Thank all of you.
       

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