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I have no rear drive shaft but it's drive like it's in 4wd. The button is set for awd is there anything that can be done with it until I can find a drive shaft?

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Unfortunately No, the System was designed for the Rear Wheels to always work first, When the AWD button is engaged then it actuates the front differential through a Vacuum solenoid, Which Is actuated from an electrical solenoid,If you are referring to the front Drive shaft then you can disable the System by pulling the AWD fuse, But it wil Probable set a service soon liht in all eventuality

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