: How to tell difference: AWD or 2WD

05-31-07, 04:02 PM
Okay, I just bought my 02' Escalade. They stated it was AWD but it really doesn't steer as though it would be an AWD or 4WD vehicle.

Their listing incorrectly said it had a sunroof, so I am abit hesitant to believe it has AWD. Whats the best way to check, aside from trying to power brake the thing?

05-31-07, 04:12 PM
On the 2002 the 6.0 AWD engine had a different engine cover than the 5.3 RWD engine. If it's RWD there will not be a sticker under the hood cautioning against putting it on a two wheel dyno. I think a letter in the VIN tells the engine too. You could always take a look under the truck and see if there is anything connecting the transfer case to the front differential (if that's even there).

05-31-07, 04:18 PM
I do have the 6.0 engine, so I assume that means I do have the AWD then. I'm gonna climb under there and take a look. Thanks!

05-31-07, 04:27 PM
In 2002 you could only get the 6.0 LQ9 with AWD.

05-31-07, 04:43 PM
Thanks, just checked under the hood and it did say it was an AWD Vehicle and not to use on a 2WD dyno.