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Question New Member with Snow/4WD Questions

Hey there,
I have a 2001 ML430 that I bought used. Bought the SUV to have room for the dogs as well as to take trips to the ski house in the mountains. Haven't had much need yet to learn the details of snow driving in this car, but now that I'm looking into it, I have a lot of questions.

To my knowledge, the ML430 is a full-time 4WD with low range capabilities. But, I'll be honest with you - I don't know much about how to use it.

Can someone explain to me how to engage in low-range 4WD (do I have to be in neutral or just going under 10MPH?) and what do the different gear numbers mean and when should (and shouldn't) they be used??? Do I have to turn off ESP at certain times??

It snowed big time here today and they haven't plowed the roads so am looking for some answers. Thanks!!
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