4 wheel drive won't kick in when tires are spining?


Asked by Jan 24, 2016 at 02:42 PM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When trying to engage the 4 wheel drive system in snow only my passenger front tire is spinning. What the problem?

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So you loose the rear drive? If so then something is wrong in the transfercase. If the rear wheels also spin and only one front wheel then that means that you only have a standard differential in the front, not a limited slip if your vehicle is supposed to be equipped with a limited slip front end then something happened to the clutches inside the front ring and pinion.

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