Can the 4wheel drive be completely removed from a 1999 ford explorer and still be driven safley


Asked by Dec 04, 2015 at 11:59 AM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I had mine removed is it safe to drive


To completely remove it you would have to remove the front axle and the transfer case and then install a 2WD front axle and transmission. That would be a big, expensive job with no benefits other than a slight increase in gas mileage.


What exactly did you have done to your Explorer?


I just took out the front driveline when the transfer-case's viscous clutch went away and locked it into full-time 4X4, and was that way when the engine finally went away at 236K.

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