- April 14, 2007
- Reaction score
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '00 Ford Explorer LTD AWD
What sort of maintenance does the AWD require and does it ever need to be rebuilt or replaced? Is there another swappable and more robust AWD available?Gotta love Ford! Put the power to the ground!! 11 psi in a 347 = stuff many of us just dream about!
Dana 35 in the FRONT (dig at the v8 Jeep cherokee's had them in the Back!), the 31 spline 8.8 is as strong as a dana 60
Troll taught us years ago the AWD t case can handle some serious power!!!
However it also uses a clutch and wears out, the power that is lost through the "AWD" system creates alot of heat, so the fluid life is short lived.
Everyone here knows I hate the AWD t case, its 70/30 split and viscous clutch leaves alot to be desired....
For me, I drive either on road or off, and lots of winter driving in the snow and ice. I prefer the 50/50 split of a traditional t case under ALL CONDITIONS the AWD works good....but not great and it sucks MPG, chews up front end bits, all while costing you power to the wheels
Haven’t seen a lot written about the AWD in the Explorers and I’m curious to learn more