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Is my truck All-wheel Drive

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rbizzell, December 27, 2004.

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    1. rbizzell

      rbizzell New Member

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      I have a 2001 Ford Explorer XLT. I was told it was all-wheel drive. How can I make sure that it is All-Wheel Drive. I am slipping in the snow and I have had four wheel vehicles before. How can I check with the Vin Number.
       
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      Very simple way to tell.. Is it a V6 or V8 Model? If its a V8 model, do you see a CV axle in the front end? If so, you have a AWD truck.. If you have a V6 model and you see a CV axle in the front end, you have a 4WD truck.
       
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      yep what Blee said...can't get much easier than that (unless you aren't sure what a CV axle is, in which case you can just have someone watch you drive for a sec in the snow, floor it, and let them tell you if the front tires spin too).

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      Although the 4WD system in the V6 acts as an AWD system when in Auto mode.
       
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      Do you have a 4wd switch on the dash?

      That and the V6 or V8 being the two major questions.
       
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      I have th 5.0 liter V-8 3.02 XLT. I know what an axle is what is CV though???
       
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      If you have the V8-

      Lay under it. There will be what is called a "transfer case" hanging off of the back of the transmission. There will be 2 driveshafts coming out of this "transfer case".... one will go to the rear end, one will go to the front. If there is only one driveshaft you have a 2wd.
       
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      http://www.raxles.com/fundamen.htm

      that may help...check their site for other info on it too. that was the only thing I found on a quick google search...
       

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