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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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04 fX4 4wd shifting Problems

Hi All, I turn my 04 FX4 know to 4 hi and the light comes on but it will not go into 4 hi. It is cold up here in Ontario. It was working about a month ago. Any ideas.

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if it's electronically controlled I would guess there is a solenoid that is to engage the system. i bet the cold or a wire isn't doing it's job.
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Thanks SMokeshow, any ideas where the solenoid is, i will check to see if there is power to it.
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No expert by any means, but that sounds as reasonable a place to start as any.

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yeah i've never even owned a 4x4 but my train of thought is there.
I'm sure if you got under the truck and looked at the transfer case you'd see some wires or a wire going to it. I'd put a buck on a bet that the solenoid is right behind the wire. I'd follow the wire first and look for some breaks and then if all looks good see if there is a way to get to the solenoid and then just test it. if it's good then your back a square one... if it's not well then you know what to do lol.

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http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=2004+f...t:429,r:11,s:0


That link will take you to what is a picture of the shifting mechanism...

http://www.google.ca/search?tbm=isch...1586l1.11l12l0

This link will take you to images of the transfer case in google... one is what you want to look for the other is where you will find it.

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I was having a similar problem. It too started out of the blue. I bought the new style solenoid with the hood from rock auto for about $15. It solved the problem. The link shows you where the solenoid is and what it looks like. It takes about 10 min to change. It was a 10mm wrench IIRC

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