Should my Durango stay in AWD when driving to and from the city?

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Asked by May 08, 2008 at 03:01 PM about the 2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD

Question type: General

I noticed there is an "N" symbol.  Should I be driving in this mode instead?  Does it get better gas mileage when not in AWD?  Thanks!

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"N" means that the differential is in neutral. You should probably make sure it is in 2 wheel drive if you're driving to and from town. And yes, it does get a LOT better gas mileage when not in 4X4. Plus, that could really damage your vehicle's drivetrain as well.

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with the way they are built now i doesn't really matter... you can drive in four or two nothing is going to happen/.... take care

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Your truck is AWD which means it's always sending power to all 4 wheels. There is no 2wd option for you

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If you put in "N" your Durangp will not move

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I have a 2000 Durango and have it in "N" most of the the time the only time I have ever put it in 4x4 is in the worst snow storm we had this past winter just to be safe. I have found that gas mileage is great

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The Durango is an Al Wheel drive vehicle when you put in AWD it is powered by the rear wheel but if you need more grip it will automatically start to use the front wheels along with the rear wheels. If you put it in N then you won´t move at all since that means neutral on the Transfer case that dived's the power from the transmission to the wheels. In 4WD you lock the transfer case so it is always using front and rear but if you use that on paved roads you will damage the diffs or/and the T-case. 4WD low is used when you need to get up steep hills or when you are towing very heavy objects but again not to been used on hard surfaces only in snow, gravel, mud, sand or Grass or you will damage the truck.

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my 2005 has only two options, AWD or 4WD What is the difference in these options ?

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Una pregunta mi durango 2005 sólo tiene 2 modos de manejo uno es ( awd y 4clock ) pero nose para que sirve el 4clock

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How do I know if my 2007 Dodge Durango is a 4x4

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John-you will have a switch on the right side of the dash under the vent that says '4WD, 4WD Lock and 4 WD Low'.

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I have a 2000 Durango AWD. I broke my cv axle. Have to drive it in 4Hi temp otherwise it makes a really bad noise from that side. I'm not using highway. Only in town which only goes to like 40-50 max at some points. Otherwise it's only 30mph. My question is how long can I go at that speed in 4Hi? It's not over reving. Shifting normally. No sounds. NEED HELP ASAP! I don't want to mess more shit up. But only do so much til next week

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I have a 2006 drango what should I drive it in 4 wheel or all wheel

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I have a 07 dodge durango n it has 4WD & 4WD LOCK hpw do u turn it off

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