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On my ford truck i engage the hubs and put it in 4 wd it says iam in but iam not

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  • mondu1955 Jan 10, 2009

    I have a 2002 F150 when I put it into fourwheel drive high the light comes on but it will not ingauge into 4 wheel high, when I put it into 4 wheel low, the light on the dash comes on and then truck ingauges into 4wheel low?

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Check engine light continues to stay on after warmup. in my 05 f-150 302 5 speed . Have replaced the dis. cap and plugs. any advice on what to replace next?



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The 4x4 works however i have never backed up to disengage. that may have been the cause of the seals to blow. stupid me . but none the less they need to be replaced. after I remove the rotors what else should be replace to make the front end sano?

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After you disengage the hubs do you bacu up a few feet to release them? If so have you been in a lot of water that could enter through the seals and cause the asembly to hang up.

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