I was telling my students today that I was pleased with my 2003 F-150 because I can switch in and out of 4 wheel drive and driving in the snow is no problem....well, they told me that I was supposed to stop, put the car in neutral and then switch back and forth to 4 wheel drive. Have I been doing it wrong all this time? I switch on the go---based on the need and conditions of the road.
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Be sure to put the truck in neutral, while engine is running, while you disengage from 4 wheel drive (low) to 4 wheel drive (high) and then finally to 2 wheel drive. It is critical to shift transmission into neutral when switching out of 4WD Low, as indicated in your owner's manual. Hopefully, this will help to FixYa problem!
4L only to be used in extreme condtions N 4H for off road/snow/ice 2H - normal driving
when switching to 4H vehicle must be stationary, as when changing from 4H to 4L but it is possible to change from 4H back to 2H while in motion. when 4wd is engaged a lamp will illuminate on dials telling that the hubs are free wheeling, when changing back to 2H you must press corresponding switch to dis-engage this function
In order to get into 4 wheel drive low, make sure the shifter is in neutral before switching the dial to 4 wheel low. 4 wheel high and 2 wheel high can be switched into in park or in drive but 4 wheel low can only be obtained in neutral. If that does'nt work you may have an electrical or switch problem. Hope this helps. God bless!