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4-Wheel Drive Systems | Ford How-To | Ford

4-Wheel Drive Systems | Ford How-To | Ford

[MUSIC] Which 4×4 mode should I use
when I’m towing my boat?>>When should I use 4-wheel drive?>>Your 4×4 vehicle will have either
available electronic shift on the fly, or ESOF system, or an available 2-speed
automatic 4-wheel drive system. That allows you to select different
4×4 modes depending on your driving conditions. ESOF gives you 2 high mode,
which is good for normal on road driving,
enhanced efficiency and a smooth drive. Four high mode,
which should only be used in off road or slippery winter conditions like snow,
ice, and shallow sand. And 4 low mode, which gives you extra
power at reduced speed for climbing hills, driving in or going through deep sand,
rock crawling, or pulling a boat out of water. The two-speed automatic four-wheel
drive system gives you 2 high, 4 high and 4 low modes,
as well as, 4 automatic mode. Which automatically determines the driving
conditions and provides power to the front and rear tires as needed, to not only
control wheel slip if it occurs, but to help prevent it in the first place. It’s good for everyday driving and is
especially useful on wet surfaces, snow, or gravel. Regardless of which system you have you
can change 4X4 modes using the switch on your center console to the right
of your steering wheel. Still with me, then let’s talk about
how to shift between modes, and what you’ll see in each of them. With either 4X$ system you
can shift between 2H, 4H, or 4A at a stand still, or at any speed. When you do you may see a 4X4 Shift
in Progress, in your message center. If you’ve shifted into 4H you’ll see
4×4 High illuminated in your cluster. If you’ve shifted into 4A you’ll
see 4×4 Auto illuminated. And if you’ve shifted into 2H,
4×2 will be temporarily illuminated. And remember when shifting to and
from 4 low mode, slow down to three miles an hour or
less and shift in to neutral. You’ll get a Shift in
Progress message when you do. If at any time you see a Shift Delayed-
Pull Forward message during your shift, it means that there’s
a block in your 4×4 system. If this happens, shift in to a forward
gear like drive, move your vehicle forward a few feet to alleviate the block,
then put your vehicle into neutral. On occasion you may also hear noises when
you shift into one of the 4X4 modes. And while these noises do not mean
you’re doing damage to your vehicle, you can get a smoother shift between
modes by easing off the gas pedal while the shift in progress message is
displayed in the instrument cluster. Keep in mind, your vehicle may have something called
electronic locking rear differential. It locks the rear differential, forcing both rear wheels to spin at
the same speed for improved traction. And it’s designed to use
in off road situations. Like when you’re going to be
driving in mud, snow, or rocks for an extended period of time. To use electronic locking rear
differential, just select the mode you want to be in, then pull the knob out or
rotate on four by two systems to set it. An icon will appear in your cluster
letting you know that your rear differential is locked. You’ll need to be driving
below 20 miles an hour for the system to engage unless
you’re in 4 lo mode. And once you exceed 25 miles an hour,
the system will automatically disengage. Any questions? Go to [MUSIC].

15 comments on “4-Wheel Drive Systems | Ford How-To | Ford

  1. Why do these video get so many dislikes? They are helpful. I mean, the ones where they compare, those suck. But at least Ford didn't air them on TV right?

  2. antes me gustaba Toyota pero ahora prefiero Ford trump quiere carros Americans y tiene toda LA rason made in U S A

  3. so when you drive above 25 mph with the rear end locked in and then slow down will it lock in again by itself or do you have to re lock it manually?

  4. That sounds like a great feature and I have used the four wheel drive on my Explorer and it worked great. There was times when I wished that my other newer vehicles had four wheel drive on them when I was working.

  5. The vehicle they show is either a 2013 or 2014 model. I have a 2014 FX4 (loaded to the gills) and my 4×4 shift system and nob does not look like the one here. What gives ?

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