how can i tell if my 98 rav 4 L is AWD or 4 WD


Asked by Sep 20, 2013 at 09:36 AM about the 1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door L Special Edition

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Check out: ..according to them only the Base and Base Soft top are are AWD, the L Special Edition is not. Built on the Corolla Platform and front wheel drive ....... ...both of those sites have even more info/specs for your RAV4

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RAV 4 is an AWD vehicle. Not 4WD. It senses slippage and applies traction front/rear on a percentage basis accordingly. You cannot just set it into 4WD, Some models are FWD, so make sure you know which model that you have,

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AWD will be on all the time! It is either a center Torsen differential or A- Trac which senses will slippage and transfers power to the other side of the axle ! A true 4 WD system will have an additional lever either by the automatic or manual shifter or be a button that allows you (AND THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT A TRUE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE,!) to go from 2 hi ( high) 4 hi and down to 4 Lo ( by either the lever or button dial) please hit my helpful link if this gave you a better understanding

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