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4x4 low feature

I have a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT V-8. My concern is, this morning was very cold here about 9 degrees, and when warming up my vehicle I accidentally hit the 4x4 low button and when it switched to 4xx low it made a loud thump when it went into gear. The vehicle was in neutral at the time and I was just wondering if that sound is normal or is it possible I could have damaged something?

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The noise you heard was the 4x4 mode engaging. This noise is normal.

Under normal operations, if you were to have wheel spin, this noise would happen quickly and numerously within a couple of seconds.

Be sure that before going above 20mph, that you press either the 4x4 HIGH, or 4x4 AUTO buttons to avoid damage to the vehicle.

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