i have a 95 Chevy astro van.what would cause the all wheel drive to work sometimes but not all the time?
There are literally 100 different things that can cause your four-wheel-drive not to work. The most common cause is a disconnected wire on the four-wheel-drive selector switch.
Could be a universal joint. If front wheel drive, it could be the constant velocity joint. I am assuming you have an automatic transmission. If it is a standard transmission, it could be the throwout bearing.
maybe its automatic transmission fluid
NO it will not. The center shaft in the 2-wheel drive transmissions are shorter then the 4-wheel drive transmission cause there is no need for a transfur case on the 2-wheel drives.
When you drive over a clicking bettle.
No. A catalytic converter wont. If its a rear wheel drive, check your drive shaft. Front Wheel drive, CV Joints. Other than that worn steering. Exhaust wont cause this issue.
Check your u joints on the drive shaft or the transmission mount..
If it is a rear wheel drive car you could have a bad U joint, bent drive shaft or a broken tooth or two on the ring and pinion gear. If it is a front wheel drive vehicle you may have a bent rear axle or bad bearing. If it is four wheel drive or all wheel drive you may have a bent drive shaft.
Probably a faulty sensor or connection.
on almost any automatic 4 wheel drive the gears that engage the hub could be stripped out or stuck cause if you know what the gears that engage the wheel than you would know that they are fradgile lookin but that is what im thinkin it is cause that's what happened to my truck so you probally need some manual hubs to make sure they always work or the problem might be that your transmissoin to the front wheels might be jacked up I don't know Fords that well, but many 4 wheel drive use a small motor basically to engage the 4 wheel drive. These can go bad or become stuck. If you engage the 4 wheel drive with a switch, it is this type. Could be the motor, the switch, fuse.
front cause the tranny drive the steer axle
if it is front wheel drive then you need new drive axels
Not usually, the four wheel drive is hooked up after the transmission. If you are having problems with your transfer case it will sound like the transmission because the transfer case is bolted to the back of the transmission. The four wheel drive operates independently from the transmission. If you have a bad transfer case that would cause locking in the drive line it could cause problems, but your vehicle is designed to use the four wheel drive and typical use of your four wheel drive won't cause damage to the transmission. It would be advisable to only use it as necessary because it will decrease your fuel economy by about 20%.
If it is a front wheel drive sometimes a bad cv joint can cause a popping sound when you are turning.
If your talking about it turning on while you are driving, this is normal. All wheel drive is basically 4-wheel drive that only turns on when you need it to. This happens automatically, and that's why your seeing the light turn on and off
It depends on if it ie front or rear wheel drive or 3 wheel drive. If it is 4 wheel drive, it is not good and will cause problems. If it is either front or rear wheel drive keep the wheels the same on the drive wheels ie. front wheel drive, keep the 17 or 16 inch wheels on the front but make sure they are the same.
I assume you mean a cracked rim, if so then DO NOT drive on this. It can lead to catastrophic failure and cause an accident.
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change the transfer case fluid
Bad wheel bearing or defective brake pads.
A mosquito but i cant be sure because i am not a mechanic
It depends on the type of car. It could be a wheel bearing, differential (if it's rear wheel drive) cupped tires or possibly a drive shaft carrier bearing or u-joint (again, assuming rear wheel drive)
4 cylinder or 6 cylinder, 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive, need to know what you have cause they are all different. It is a 4 wheel drive, 6 cylinder.
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