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My 92 jeep wrangler, when in $ wheel drive, only spins 3 wheels. the 4th wheel never engaged, i figured it might be a limited slip thing, but I had it free spinning for awhile, and I would have thought the drivers side front wheel would start to spin at some point. any suggestions? answers?

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Most vehicles with four wheel drive and positraction in the rear will have an "open" style differential up front. (unless modified for off road only use). An open diff will only spin the wheel with the least traction. The only way the other wheel would have spun is if that happened.
Reason front posi units aren't used on the street is that they make steering difficult.

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