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My 2002 4x4 explorer wont move

Transmission is spinning ,but drive shaft is not spinning

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  • bill freemont Nov 05, 2012

    acts like transfer case is in neutral

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I would suspect the transmission has failed not the transfer case. Have Aamco diagnose it, they do this for free in most cases.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: transmission shifting problems

If Drive Selector switch is properly aligned then a shift silonoid might be the problem.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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