My ranger extended cab with a 3.0 isstuck in 4x4 low. This switch is turned on and off via a switch on the dash. I have turned that swich on and off as indicated by my manual but, it doesn't switch back to 2 wheel drive.
What can I do next?
I'M NOT COMPLETELY SURE BUT WITH MY EXPERIENCE SHORT OF DAMAGED MECHANICAL PARTS (INTERNAL WORKINGS OF THE TRANSFER CASE) IT COULD BE ONE OF THREE THINGS FIRST TRY TO DRIVE THE TRUCK IN REVERSE 35 OR 40 FEET WITH SWITCH IN 2 WD THIS MAY UNBIND SYSTEM AND POP IT OUT OF LOW IF THAT DOESN'T WORK CHECK FLUID LEVEL MOST LIKELY ITS ATF FLUID BUT CHECK YOUR MANUAL SHOULD BE TWO LARGE BRASS BOLTS ON REAR OF TRANSFER CASE REMOVE TOP BOLT FLUID SHOULD BE LEVEL WITH THOSE BOLT THREADS AND LASTLY IT COULD VERY WELL BE THE ACTUATOR MOTOR ON THE TRANSFER CASE
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Visually inspect the following for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage.
Visual Inspection Chart
Axle shafts and universal joints
Driveshaft and universal joints
Matching tire size
Battery junction box (BJB) fuse:
Central junction box (CJB) fuse:
28 (7.5A) (manual transmission)
4WD control module
Mode select switch (MSS)
gearmotor encoder assembly
If the concern remains after the inspection, connect the diagnostic tool to the data link connector (DLC) located beneath the instrument panel and select the vehicle to be tested from the diagnostic tool menu. If the diagnostic tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
Any check engine or service engine soon lights on the dash? solid or flashing lights will indicate that you are having some sort of electronic issue. Typically if there are no malfunction indicator lights it could be more of a mechanical problem. How long have you had this problem and what were the events leading up to this happening? a little more info will help us help you that much more efficient. Please advise,
www.cargurus.com > Questions > Ford > Ranger CarGurusJun 5, 2013 - 4 wheel drive relay clicking under dash - i put my truch in 4x4 the other day and ... and watch it move (or not move) while selecting 4x4 high, low and so forth.... MY 1999 Ford Ranger 4x4 will not go in 4 wheel drive 5 answers.
My wife just recently had a similar problem. She got stuck in the mud and put our 2004 F150 in 4x4 Low to get out. She didn't. Had to have AAA pull her out. She then left a bit later and the truck was still in 4x4 Low even after switching to 2WD. She even tried going backwards to get it to switch. So she called me frantically and I said I'd call her back. So I called our local Ford Repair shop and he gave me these instructions (loosely based on what the owner's manual says to do)
1. Start Vehicle
2. Switch to 4x4 Low
3. Put in Neutral
4. Switch to 4x4 High
5. Go in Reverse for a bit and then Forward a bit again
(You should now be in 4x4 High)
6. Put in Neutral
7. Switch to 2WD
You should now be good. If that didn't work, then try repeating step 5 after step 7.
There is a motor on the rear of the tranny that switches this. check the plug and it is easy to remove the motor and test its operation. then there is a keyway that you can easily turn with a small blade screwdriver...., Odd but there are no vacuum hoses going to the transmission... OH rats unless it is an automatic... but still the 4WD shifting is electrical..