Mountaineer AWD Mayhem

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#1

My truck sounded horrible; like a hammer pounding on metal. So, Ramone and I took off the front drive shaft and no more raucous. Actually the truck’s driving like a dream, very smooth and I feel like it’s getting better gas mileage and I’m fine with only rear wheel drive. Dad says I could damage the transmision or the gearing in the transfer case and should fix the front drive train problem. I love the way the Mountaineer drives now but don’t want to cause a bigger problem down the road. Anyone know if I’ll be OK continuing to drive minus power to the front?


#2

Is this an AWD or a 4WD drivetrain?

Tester


#3

The Mountaineer only comes with AWD, IIRC. I’m not sure if there are other modes (2 Hi, etc.) selectable with this transfer case.


#4

Yep it’s AWD, but now with the front drive train disabled only the rear wheels are geting power. Can I continue driving the truck like this or will I damage something?


#5

My buddy just told me his brother has been running his Expedition for the last 3 years minus the front drive train, no problems. Anyone know if I’ll be fine driving my 97’ Mountaineer like this?