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An all-wheel drive vehicle uses a transmission that distributes power to both the front and rear axle separately through the use of transfer cases. Using multiple transfer cases, an all-wheel drive vehicle can redirect p... More »

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As of August 2015, Kia Motors Corporation offers the all-wheel drive option with two of its sport utility vehicles, including the 2015 and 2016 Kia Sportage, and 2015 and 2016 Kia Sorento. More »

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There are several Toyota models that feature an all-wheel drive option, including the Sienna, the RAV4, the Venza and the Highlander, as of 2015. The Toyota Matrix also featured an all-wheel drive option, but the model w... More »

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CV joint replacement involves applying penetrating oil to the retaining bolts with the car jacked up, separating the wheel and axle, pulling the CV joint axle out from inside the differential or transmission, and attachi... More »

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The first all-wheel drive vehicle was the Lohner-Porsche, made by Professor Ferdinand Porsche in 1900. The car used individual wheel hub motors to propel each wheel independently. The unique feature of the car was that i... More »

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