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i need to drive about 5 hours to get a new transfer case for my expedition because it's locked on 4x4 so i was wondering if i could damage anything by driving that long with the 4x4 on? i know i'll get bad gas milage but i need to do this.
 

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i dont think he means the rear is locked, the transfer case is just stuck in 4wd.


youll be fine.
 

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Even in high gear going straight is fine, but once you try to turn that truck is gonna feel like it wants to rip itself in half.
 

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it's stuck on 4x4 high if that makes a diffrence? i've been driving it around town since i don't have any other car right now and it seems fine only thing is when i turn the wheel really sharp it's hard to turn? but since i'm gonna be on the freeway will i be ok?
 

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Originally posted by SolidGoldCaddy@Aug 24 2006, 05:55 PM~6036216
not good for it, its not designed to operate at that high of speed engaged. you may wreck something.



what if i drove it at 60 mph? in the manual it say's going high speeds with 4x4 is not recommended and will put stress on the transfer case but sine the transfer case is ruined what else can happen?
 

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Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Aug 24 2006, 12:06 PM~6033596
Even in high gear going straight is fine, but once you try to turn that truck is gonna feel like it wants to rip itself in half.



i've tooken it on the freeway before and it doesn't feel like that. the only time is feels like it wants to rip in half is when i'm making a sharp turn.
 

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Originally posted by $outh$ider@Aug 24 2006, 06:05 PM~6036290
i've tooken it on the freeway before and it doesn't feel like that. the only time is feels like it wants to rip in half is when i'm making a sharp turn.
That's what I said.

Why would you have to drive it 5 hours on the freeway to get a transfer case anyway? Nobody closer than 300 miles away has one? :ugh:
 

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Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Aug 25 2006, 08:43 AM~6040658
That's what I said.

Why would you have to drive it 5 hours on the freeway to get a transfer case anyway?  Nobody closer than 300 miles away has one? :ugh:



yes they do but they charging me too much to put it in. and too much for the part it's self.
 

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Originally posted by Badass94Cad@Aug 25 2006, 08:43 AM~6040658
That's what I said.

Why would you have to drive it 5 hours on the freeway to get a transfer case anyway?  Nobody closer than 300 miles away has one? :ugh:


so will it be fine if i don't make any sharp turns going at high speed?
 

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Originally posted by ALOW1@Aug 25 2006, 11:48 PM~6045592
Remove the front drive shaft  ;)
bingo.

ive owned a few full time 4wd's and never had any problems. the 4wd will not make it a bad trip or even a rough ride. if that was the case, they wouldnt make 4wd cars and fulltime 4wd vehicles, but i would drop the front driveshaft if you can, you'll be taking it off when you change out the transfer case anyway. even if you dont, just dont drive like a madman and you should be cool.
 

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i'm having a homie take off the driveshaft tommarow and he said it will be out of 4x4 and that i won't need a new transfer case because i told him i won't be using it anymore. is this true that i won't need a new transfer case now that i'm having the drive shaft removed?
 
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