Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
My wife accidentally engaged 4wd low the other day and now I am unable to shift vehicle out of 4wd low why?
If you have a 99 explorer, it should have an electric shift transfer case. There a a lot of relays that could have gone out, and that may be preventing the motor on your transfer case from receiving a signal.Firstly, check all of your fuses, that is a simple solution, and may be all that is wrong. Secondly, if it is absolutely neccessary that you be able to drive this vehicle: look at the transfer case( it is bolted to the transmission, and is what you driveshafts are bolted to) you should see what looks like an electric motor bolted to it. Unbolt the motor directly from the transfer case; what you will see is a small knob with four thing engraved in the cast iron. It should say 4h, 4l, n, and 2h. Turn the knob to 2h with a pair of pliars, making sure it locks into place. Since you have the motor off, have your wife crank the vehicle and turn the shift knob to 2h. ( crank it in 4l if that is what it is stuck in). If the motor turns, it means the transfer case is locked up and needs to be repaired. If it does nothing, unplug it and start check each of the wires for electrical activity as your wife turns the knob. At least one of the slots in the plug should get a good 12 volts as the knob is turned. If none do, signals are not being sent correctly. Electric transfer cases have their own mini computers, and many things can go wrong to prevent it from working. As I first mentioned, it could be as simple as a fuse or a relay being broken. If you simply refuse to have a looked at by a mechanic, start relplacing all of the relays one by one. You can find all of the in a haynes manual, which can be purchased at any parts store. If fuses and relays are not the problem. It could be a sensor in the transfer case, motor, or in the transmission. You can not shift in or out of 4low while in any drive gear. The computer that controls the transfer case could be messed up as well. I hope its simply a fuse, and hope I could help!
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