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All wheel drive malfunction message comes up,is this a sensor problem or more?

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    after driving for a while I get this message.

  • twitte Oct 08, 2008

    2005 Freestyle SEL. AWD Malfunction light, and traction control, simoutanelously come on. Had the Oil pressure sensor replaced and the same problem occurs. Maybe I'll mention the solenoid to my mechanic, but I have a feeling this is gonna be expensive. And if so, it'll be the end of the line.

  • dougnkimb939 Feb 03, 2009

    I am having the same problem--just started today. Interesting about the selenoid on the drivers side---would i possible feel a small thump when turning?? Every now and then when i make a sharp left, I feel something thump under my feet.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I, too, have has the AWD Malfunction light come on, and it immdiately kicks OUT of AWD. Not good where I live! Has anyone gotten this fixed or estimated? Should I just dump it?

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It was a 4x4 mod. and a few sensors

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There is a solenoid that activates the all wheel drive it's located on the front of the axle housing on the drivers side of transmission chances are that it needs replacing.

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