Join Date: May 2009
Location: east coast
Car: OBW H6 VDC, Tribeca, XT6
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Clean the contacts in the FWD fuse holder and on the fuse itself. have a peak first - do they look dirty or corroded?
Does it have torque bind? when the car is driven in a parking lot with the steering wheel turned to full lock does it feel like it's braking or slowing down?
What he said, typically the FWD fuse doesn't help anything at all because you're still carrying hundreds of pounds of weight and all the drivetrain components are still rotating.
If you see mpg increases it's probably incidental and not related to FWD - this is a rather common and incorrect correlation...
1. you can get better gas mileage with summer blend gas.
2. winter has a zillion inefficiencies for driving - driving in snow itself isn't helpful, studded tires, snow tires, chains, slower/more cautious driving on grades or over all, less coasting at higher speeds on snowy roads, slow winter/snow traffic, worse traffic due to schools being in sessions, increased electrical loads due to HVAC, defrost, heated seats, heated steering wheels, windshield wipers, and increased idling - even people who don't "warm up their car before they drive" often do a little scraping while the car is idling.
H6 OBW VDC, H6 OB Sedan, Tribeca, Lifted XT6