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2002 Ford Expplorer Sport 4X4 Does not Enagage

Had a nice ice storm tonight and decided to put my wifes 2002 Ford Explorer Sport in 4X4 mode. Turned the switch and nothing happened. No light indication, and no transfer case engagement. What a time for no 4X4.....Any ideas as to what the problem may be ? Would appreciate any help you may give. Thank you in advance.....

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    U will need to pull the 4X4 actuator assembly off the tranwsfer case and test it.

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Before I pulled anything off I would start checking fuses. More than likely the fuse you'll be looking for will be under the hood. But I'd go ahead and check all of the fuses just to be sure. ( A blown fuse will either be smokey looking, or you'll be able to see a broken piece of wire in the middle of it). If that is not the problem then more than likely a relay or the control computer for the 4x4 is messed up. Generally, if there is a mechanical problem with the transfer case, or the servo motor that changes it's gears, the 4x4 indicator lights will flash. Since they are not flashing I believe your problem is in the electrical system. If it is not a fuse, I recommend having a mechanic look at it. Merry Christmas!

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