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1996 ford explorer stuck in 4whl dr low

The light is stuck on 4whl dr low and I believe the transfer case is also

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This may be no help atall, but i had a GMC pickup once, and there is a vacuum switch that was stuck and that was causing my problem. it was around a $300 dollar fix, and that was 8 years ago, so i imagine it is quite a bit more expensive now.

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My 2004 Ford Explorer is stuck in 4WD low 4x4 light flashing


one real common problem is the 4x4 selector motor on the transfer case wears out. when a position is selected, the transfer case selector motor will over run the position, meaning it doesnt stop in the correct position. you can unbolt the motor and manually select the 2x4 position, then align the motor and reinstall. replacment is required for it to work properly

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Transmission apparantly went out on my 1996 ford exlorer(eddiebauer)6cylinder4.0 engine-just bought it in oct. of last yr. i was driving on I-5 for oabout an hour when it suddenly just popped...


I dont think you have a transmission problem , i believe you have a transfer case problem. These are repairable but sometimes is more cost effective to replace. I would offer my services but am way to far away for that to make sense. Let me know if there is anyway i can help.

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4x4 lights flash, will not engage into 4wd When switching to 4 high or low the lights come on on the dash but then will go off again. The transfer case does not engage into 4 wheel drive in high or low. I...


This is called the selector motor and you may be correct this is a common problem with these trucks the selector motor goes bad and will not engage the correct gear setting you select.

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1997 ford explorer limited; used 4x4 a couple days ago (we had a lot of snow) and now is stuck on 4x4 low also every time i drive it the (o/d off) light blinks repeatedly.


Your transmission should be in neutral when shift from 4x4 low to high. Also the brake needs to be depressed. If you have done that I would say it is a solenoid in the transfer case or the relay that drives the transfer case solenoid.

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4 Wheel drive does not engage on my 2002 Ford Explorer (6 cyl). Nothing happens when I push either the 4 High button or the 4 Low button. Any suggestions on what it could be? Worked fine last winter!


Could be the actuator motor on the transfer could be stuck or bad connection. Check to see if your gett power to the plug on the transfer case.

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1996 ford explorer 4wheel drive will not engage into the hubs need to know how it works


make sure your 4WD switch is working.and fuse is okay.because your 4WD is control by 4 electric shift motors in which drive a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork inside the transfer case to select between 2WD HIGH A4WD - 4WD HIGH AND 4WD LOW RANGE.a shift motor sensing plate on the shift motor monitors the range in which the transfer case is operating a transmission range sensor monitors the gear position of the transmission.which must be in neutral to shift into low.a pair of solenoids one for 2WD one for 4WD.mounted on the upper right firewall route vacuum to the vacuum motor which engages and disengages the center axle disconnect collar in the front axle assembly.a 4 x 4 shift motor relay module contains two GEM controlled relays which shift the transfer case shift motor between 2WD and 4WD modes.a solid state clutch relay activates the A4WDclutch inside the transfer case.

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I had my 98 ford explorer in 4wd low and when i was shifting out of 4 x 4 mode there was a huge clunk, then it seems that the transfer case or transmission will not let it go back to automatic drive it is...


98's do not have hubs. Sounds like the transfer case motor did not complete it's job. These motor have problems with brushes sticking if they are not cycled periodically.

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put it back into 2 wheel drive, then reverse 10 or 15 feet, this should unlock the hubs.

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