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2002 ford explorer-no 4 wheel drive

I have a 2002 ford explorer v6 4.0 sohc. when I try to engage it into 4 wheel drive high, nothing. The light comes on on the cluster but doesn't work. I try to put the vehicle into 4 wheel drive low by putting into neutral, depressing the brake. the light blinks on the button and I hear a noise from the transfer case and a clicking behind the glove box but no 4 low . could the problem be either the actuator or the module? maybe something else? If I put the vehicle into 4 wheel drive high, would i hear a noise like a whinning or a clicking from somewhere?

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my piece of sh.... When I put it in 4 high I can hear a winning but the 4 high doesn't come on and I don't know if it's in 4wd or not.

  • stordahlam Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem, but my light is not blinking and it is not engaging. What was wrong with yours?

  • fordhater Dec 20, 2008

    2002 with only 50K miles and same problem...tested fuses, and they are fine...perfect timing for 4x4 to go out...only 7 inches of snow today. F*k the bailout, I am going import going forward!!!

  • davidhale22 Dec 21, 2008

    same problem, but no lights appear on dash

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, but my light is not blinking and it is not engaging. What was wrong with yours?

  • lisas1031 Dec 23, 2008

    Basically same issue - had the tranmission rebuilt for 3rd gear problem the '02's are known for and then no 4wd. Thought wire just unplugged but not that - all voltages appear correct in the connector underneath, fuses ok so only thing not checked is dash panel ... no lights for anything and no 4wd. Thoughts?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    No lights for 4X4 on dash and no 4wd All-time, high or Low.

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My 2002 explorer engages into low range by it self and i cant it to diengage but i made a big bang then released but i drove four a couple of hours the it kick backin to low

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Broken Bendix spring in starter or the ring gear on the Fly wheel is too worn. Pull your starter most parts stores will check it for free or you can check it your self to see if the Bendix is broken or not. With the starter removed take a set of jumper cables attach them to the battery then attach the negative to the starter housing I always use the ears where the bolts go though at the back of the starter you will see the lug (Copper stud) touch the positive cable to it look at the nose of the starter the gear should be pushed forward and spinning if it is not hen the Bendix is broken replace the starter. also check for overly worn teeth on the starter gear. If it is not the starter then it is the ring gear on the fly wheel. Btw you do not have a fly wheel with an automatic it is called a flex plate I was so corrected when this happen on my 74 f-150 cost is about $60 from Napa, labor est $300. You can do it your self but you will need a floor or transmission jack to do it.

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    tom9217 Jan 13, 2012

    Sorry guys I was answering a question about a starter that was just spinning & not engaging.

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