Ford escape 4wd shutoff

Asked by May 02, 2017 at 12:41 PM about the 2012 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I have a 2012 ford escape xlt. When it was
bought I was told the four wheel drive never shut
off. It's hard to turn the wheel and I have even had
a cradle break under the left back side. My
question is is there any way to shut the four wheel
drive off so it doesn't tear up or not bog down my
motor?

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If the steering wheel is difficult to turn, you have something going on with the electric steering motor, or the rack is faulty. Could also be suspension related. I doubt it has anything to do with the AWD as the car is mainly a FWD vehicle till wheel slippage is detected and power is sent to the rear wheels. Get the car into a shop for diagnosis.

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It's only as you turn. I will do that thank you so much! That helps a lot I appreciate it.

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