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After replacing the awd fluid, the fornt wheels grad when going around turnes like U turne or parking.

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  • Jeremy Kastrup May 11, 2010

    what kind of AWD Fluid did you use ? , sometimes AWD Units require synthetic fluids .



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You must use the upgraded/replacement AWD transfer case fluid from the dealer. The blue stuff. It has a friction modifier to address this issue. Mine had the same problem.

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