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98 4x4 ford explorer with a automatic transmission the 4wd button on the dash has auto 4x4high 4x4low can anyone tell you what auto means?

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11/07/2009

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these buttons put your vehicle in high range and low range 4 wheel drive check your owners manual or over the drivers sun visor for more information

---Auto-- means that you have wheel sensors that sense the speed each wheel is rotating, under normal driving the sensors are mostly similar with variance in turning and etc but if a wheel starts spinning out of range than it automatically kicks the front diff on and therefore you AUTOmatically have 4wd, so say goodbye to drifting the corners in 2wd :)