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I have purchased a 1997 5.0 AWD explorer the slector switch has 2W, 4W auto and 4Wlow. Noe indication of what it is in except that the switch is in 2W when I jack it up and have all four wheels off the ground all four wheels turn. Whats going on.

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In 4wd low the car will rev its nuts off and go real slow.in 2wd or 4wd auto the front/rear wheels will turn due to the oil flow in the gearboxes.put the car on wet grass in 2wd and see what happens,then try again in 4wd auto,you will NOTICE a difference.(just a little......)another way is to put it in 2wd and put a wood block under all 4 wheels.then lower slowly.......

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