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My 1997 ford expedition gets stuck in 4 wheel drive and dooesn't come back out.

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  • asptrader Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. My 1997 ford expedition is stuck in 4 wheel drive Low Range. Any thoughts about how to get it out?


  • tray3666 Mar 19, 2009

    My 1999 Ford Expedition got stuck in 4 wheel drive mode and I haven't been able to get it to return to 2 wheel drive yet.

  • shnanos Mar 21, 2009

    2001 Expedition wont disengage front tires even though 4wd light is off. 4-low does engage and disengage but front tires still spin.



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Your actuator motor on the transfer case isn't working anymore. You can get the motor at Ford. Once a month it's recommended to cycle the 4wd unit on and off to keep the piston in the actuator motor from freezing up.

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I have a similar problem that I am having with my 97. The light comes on for 4WD but it will not engage. Have you figured out what your problem might be?

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Possible solution..Expedition uses a vacuum solenoid on the firewall that controls vacuum to the 4-wheel drive actuator. Vacuum "unlocks" the 4-wheel drive, so you may have a leak in the line to the actuator so the 4-wheel drive is always on. Seems backwards, I know.

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