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Front Axle Disconnect confusion

spinxt

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I remember when the JL first came out, purists were upset about the Front Axle Disconnect. I’ve had the front of my Wrangler apart a lot recently chasing death wobble. My axle does NOT have a FAD. I’ve seen what the little motor looks like in pictures and it’s simply not there. Did they remove it from certain models/ option packages. I have 2021 Sport S w the anti spin rear diff. Other than that it’s a pretty basic Sport S.

anyone have any ideas why the FAD is missing (or maybe I’m looking in the wrong place? I thought the FAD was just on the driver side of the front pumpkin)
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As I understand its on all JLs, but I may have some got some bad data. However it may only come on certain models.

The purpose is to provide better mpg, my F 450 has it!
 

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The FAD in my '22 Willys (M186) looks identical to this. It's located on the passenger side of the differential. It's my understanding all Wrangler JL's have this. Of course, I could be wrong.
 
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I was looking on the wrong side.....it's on the passenger side behind the axle. I recently replaced my ball joints and had the axle shafts out and I guess I just wasn't paying attention.
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