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Hello Sir I have an misunderstanding about 4 wheel drive and because I don't understand it, I would normally drive in ( D ) which means drive but every time I put it in drive and start driving it pretty much drags like the transmission is not in place, the hi/low of my 4 wheel drives just blinks and I press low so it can drive normal, but that doesn't work, so that leaves me with no option, to only drive in ( 2 ) which is the only way I can drive because I don't understand the the 4 wheel drive and if you ask me I would love to disable it from my vehicle

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