Does the front axles turn all the time even when it's not looked in if it's a allwheel drive .

Asked by Mar 03, 2012 at 08:09 AM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

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Ours is one of those that you can lock in or it will go in if it needs too, just want to know if the axles an driveshaft turns when not looked in.

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On newer model four-wheel drive vehicles with automatic hubs, the front axle does turn but it is turning freely. When you engage four-wheel drive, the gears lock in the transfer case and power is applied through the prop shaft to the front differential. The only way to stop the front axle from turning while driving is to replace the automatic hubs with manual hubs which will unlock the front wheels from the axle when unlocked. Remember though, when you need four- wheel drive you will need to manually lock each of your front hubs AND shift into four-wheel drive as you do now.

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thers a shifting fork in the diferintal to engage the axels the only full time s i know of are the quadratrack and the dodges with the wafel loking flange a little word of advice i build drivelines a greese every mo realy helps if your in bad wether

735

if you have an awd (auto setting) explore then the front axles turn all the time, if its a 4X4 (2wd setting) the front avle should have a disengaugment point

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