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Old 06-26-2001, 04:31 PM
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My '92 300TE 4matic is again signaling a 4matic fault. I've disabled the 4 wheel drive per the manual (set switch under hood to "Test"). If I run it in 2wd for a few weeks until I can get it to a shop, will I do any damage. Can I just leave it this way and forget 4wd? Last time this happened (about 2 years ago) the pump and 4wd units had to be replaced at cost of more than $2,000, so I'd like to know what my options short and long-term are. Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2001, 05:58 PM
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As to your question, the setting is not intended to be used long term, or so I’ve been told. Perhaps a tech will have a more definitive answer.

As a former owner of a ’91 300TE 4-matic, I would strongly suggest selling the car. The 4-matics tend to require endless maintenance for the 4-matic system and for the excessive front end wear that occurs as a result of the 4-matic system. I really loved my ‘TE but after 50+ trips for repairs, I just gave up.

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