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4WD seems stuck, RPMs up to 4000 at 35 MPH

Recently in snowy weather I switched to 4WD. Although I had it switched to low, the dash indicated high. When the weather cleared I tried to go back to 2WD. The indicator light on the dash still says 4WD and the truck revs to 3000-4000 RPMs at 25-35 MPH. I had the same problem 2 months ago and a mechanic fixed it in 5 minutes, something about a vacuum hose??
Is this something I can repair myself?
By the way, this is a 1999 4WD xlt Ford Ranger not a 2003 Reg. Cab

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There is a motor on the rear of the tranny that switches this. check the plug and it is easy to remove the motor and test its operation. then there is a keyway that you can easily turn with a small blade screwdriver...., Odd but there are no vacuum hoses going to the transmission... OH rats unless it is an automatic... but still the 4WD shifting is electrical..

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