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I have a 1998 F150 Supercab, Automatic Transmission, 4 wheel drive truck. Last winter, it was very hard shifting out of 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. This year, it won't shift out of 2 wheel drive. Any ideas as to what is the problem? Do I need to take it to a dealer?

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I think you have a seal problem. You might have a slow leak

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It pos that the transfer box may be the prob but take it to your dealyer just to be on the safe side

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