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When i am driving it acts as if the transmission is going into 4 wheel drive

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Maybe it is. is it a 4wd model,? maybe something is wrong and although you have it in 2wd, its in 4wd? I would have it checked out by a shop, you dont want to keep driving it like that and break something.

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