Yes, there is no disconnect, you always spin the frt diff and frt driveshaft.
Will it take different axles and hubs to convert this to manual hubs or is there a kit?
Let me check.
Gimme a minute.
There is no conversion kit and because of the difference in design between the older style and yours there is no way to back convert.
Which is not really bad because the older ranger locking hubs were pretty bad.
I purchased this as a runabout and very low milage. We have 14 other Ford products, some are 40,000 GVW and I didn't realize a 2000XLT with all the bells and whistles would be a product like this! Vern
A lot of the companies are sacrificing fuel mileage and tire wear for reliability, my Dodge is the same way.