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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 11:16 PM
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1999 F150 won't engage in 4 wheel drive

When I manually put in 4x4 (stick) I can hear the solenoid click. Dash light comes on, and it seems like it shifts into 4 low, but no deal. Same in 4 high nothing.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 12:31 AM
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check the fuse first off, my 98 ranger would click and the dash light came on but a fuse was missing i replaced it and boom 4x4 engaged no problem. this was with a turn nob to engage tho not a manual stick but could still be worth a try
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 02:16 AM
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Is your ABS light on? Might have a busted hub, vacuum line. Are they manual hubs with stick??? Defiantly check fuses first for sure, would be the cheaper fix.

If you need to get new hubs watch what they order I know with my 99 has full auto 4x4 and I can get two different hubs Ford hubs over 500$ the aftermarket ones 175$ I have been running the 175$ hubs without a problem for over a year and I'm hard on my 4x4.

I only drive in the city, to get out of it!!!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 03:06 PM
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the 97-03 f150 uses a vacc actuated shift fork for the front diff lock,probable causes of no lock is vacc lines "rotting out" behind battery box and or broken shift fork.

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