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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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4x4 not working

Got stuck in the snow/ice 4x4 is not engageing. The dash light is on but that's about it. What are some of the common problems/fixes for this? thx.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 10:41 AM
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probly an air leak in the front end someplace...

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Check the vacuum actuator on the front axle and make sure its not stuck also check for broken or cracked vacuum lines

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 12:40 AM
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if its electronic shift check the motor in your transfer case i just had to switch mine out because i had the same problem it didnt work because when i did the motor tranny swap in my ranger the transfer case is like the 4x4 was never used

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a common problem on the 97-03 f150 was the front diff actuating fork,and the vacc lines corroding by battery box,the front fork can be tested by lifting front wheels off ground and move shift level on diff to se if locks up diff.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thx all for replying. I had it to the dealer and they say it was just stuck and needed greesed! So I got lucky this time. I guess the old owner didn't use the 4x4 system much.
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