Have someone check the wheel speed sensors. One is probably bad and not sending data to the computer. This will shut off your ABS system and all-wheel drive, because the system can't read the speed of one of your wheels. It needs input from all 4 wheels for the systems to work.
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If the 4wd light is blinking there is something wrong preventing the computer from using 4wd. check to see if there might be an abs code as well. we had a bad wheel bearing which also affected the wheel speed sensor that the suv needs to operate the 4wd/awd/abs correctly
I think you pulled the code incorrectly, or are reading it wrong. To get code:
1. Jump pins 4 & 9 on OD2 connector. 2. Turn key 2 clicks. 3. ABS light should blink to give you code. (long blinks for first digit, short ones for second. Example: One long blink and three short blinks would be 13). Honda ABS trouble codes list : 11= Right front wheel sensor (open/short to body ground/short to power) 12= Faulty right front wheel sensor pulse signal 13= Left front wheel sensor (open/short to body ground/short to power) 14= Faulty left front wheel sensor pulse signal 15= Right rear wheel sensor (open/short to body ground/short to power) 16= Faulty right rear wheel sensor pulse signal 17= Left rear wheel sensor (open/short to body ground/short to power) 18= Faulty left rear wheel sensor pulse signal 21= Continous Operation (chipped pulser) 31-38 are all the same: "solenoid" 51= Motor lock 52= Motor stuck off 53= Motor stuck on 54= Main realy stuck off 61= Ignition voltage 81= CPU (central processing unit)
I have a 2005 Ford Escape and have this problem. I can tell you that if the light comes on every .8 miles and blinks for 8 times, learn to live with it. After taking to dealer when it first started in about 2008, having the tone ring changed on the CV's for the tires, after been told maybe an alien lived in there....the light sell happily blinks on.If it comes on and stays on I would worry more than if it blinks intermittently. Mine has what they call "Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive" [which must be an oxymoron], but still has the 4X4 light to indicate when supposedly it switches in to 4-wheel drive according to driving conditions. Certainly if you haven't noticed any other abnormalities with how the vehicle drives this could very well be the culprit.Hope this helps.
I just had the same exact problem. The ABS light was on constanly, and the 4x4 high light flashes about 8 times, turns off for about 2-5 minutes, then flashes again for another 8 times and keeps repeating. In addition, I was also hearing and feeling a grinding and clunking noise going in reverse, and the steering wheel was difficult to turn. I changed a bad hub assembly on the front driver side and everything went away...fixed! I wouldn't let anybody tell me that the ABS system and the 4x4 system are not linked together. In fact, my local Ford service department assured me that I had two separate issues. Well, I only had one issue and it was a bad ABS sensor. I hope my exprience helps you.
your front hubs are probably going out thats the noise you are hearing and thats why your 4x4 lights probably on and that being said your abs sensors are part of that hub assembly so the sensors are probably full of metal, they are a magnetic sensor just jack the front of your vehicle up and spin the tire by hand and you will find the bad one the drivers side usually goes first, but my as well do both at the same time