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4x4 grind in front end when in 2 wheel drive

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4wd is only for, offroad, and ice on pavement only
its called part time 4wd, for that reason
its not AWD,
ever on any pre 2004 suzuki or tracker.
and causes damage
http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html


4wd means front axle is locked, if not,that means you are not in 4wd . (makes since right?)
with auto or manual front locking hubs.

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