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On my 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD can i remove the front

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On my 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD can i remove the front driveshaft and continue driving with out the driveshaft ? I was told that my front diff was going out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escalade yourself? What have you tried so far?

Fixing myself

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I have taken the driveshaft out and test drove around the block, no noise from front diff now

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cadillac
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Cadillac Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Good morning, I hope you are doing great. My name is***** am a Cadillac technician and would be happy to assist you with this.

I have had a few customers who have done this before and seemed to have good luck with it. When you disable the AWD system you will lose a bit of performance/traction, but it will buy you the time you need to get ready to repair the diff assembly

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