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F250 '06 4x4 wont engage, electronic. can anyone help?The light comes on however the wheel don't lock in.

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  • ktm200rider Jan 24, 2009

    My 99 has had this problem for a couple years especially in the coldest days. I just put in manual mode at the hubs. But you may have a vacuum leak at the hubs or the vacuum actuator switch on the fender on the passenger side on my truck may be leaking or bad. Also listen for the vacuum pump to run as soon as you turn the key to on. Mine is a diesel so there may be a slight difference and mine is older but it usually is a vacuum issue. How long since you had the hubs serviced? They need attention now and then. Can you put hubs in manual and have 4wd? Mine will so I am certain it has to do with the vacuum not being great enough at the hubs to make the switch inside them. Good luck. I am not a mechanic but just relaying my experience as an owner.

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I suggest you check for vacuum leaks in the 4x4 actuator switch, and/or at the hubs themselves. My 99 has had issues like this and I recently changed out a leaking switch and plan to service the hubs soon and replace the o-rings in the hubs and lube them. Also listen for the vacuum pump to come on when you turn the key to on. These vacuum hubs do not impress me at all and are a constant source of internet talk. Good luck. I am not a mechanic and just offering my experience as an owner.

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