Loud Growling Noise, El Jumped And Coasted To A Stop, Transmission?
2004 Element AWD A/T 138000mi. Regular maintenance, plus recommended services.
Was driving fine at 55 mph, came into town slowed to 30mph, went up a slight hill in town, the front of the car began to make a growling noise...
As I understand it, the AWD system is totally automatic allowing no imput from the driver, unless he intentionally spins the front wheels which would engage the rears for the duration of the spin. Could one fool the system in some fashion so the AWD could be manually engaged at will?