Safe driving a 4WD as a FWD

Asked by Mar 11, 2017 at 04:13 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The transfer case needs replacing. The rear tires
turn freely and I'm driving as if the car is FWD. is it
safe to drive the car this way? Too expensive to
replace transfer case.  Car has 165000 miles.

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so you mean you removed the driveshaft? You can get by like that until you can get it fixed. Of course you won't have AWD. try and find a used one to save on cost.

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