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4wd lights flashing

A couple of weeks ago my 4wd lights started flashing while I was driving home from work the explorer acted like it didn't want to move it was very hesitant and made a whining sound I thought maybe it was stuck in 4wd drive so I made sure that the 4wd drive was not on. The next time I drove the truck it was fine nothing new then yesterday I was driving the truck to work and the 4wd drive lights started flashing again the the rpm started to drop then the motor died I tried to restart it and when I did there was a load banging noise that sounded like it came from the transmisson area now the truck will not start at all I had to have it towed home. What could it be?

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  • sandra_ray Apr 01, 2009

    I got in my truck and it started making this loud clanking in the front end. I got down the road and it was feeling really sluggish. I switched it to 4wd and back and I tried putting it back in gear and my truck died. I cranked it back up and it was stuck in 4low. I put it in neutral killed the engine and restarted it and it was still in 4 low. I couldn't hardly get it to move with it in 4wd on the hwy. I pulled over and parked. I turned it off again and restarted it. The light was off so I backed up and started again and it was fine. My boyfriend got in it and put it in 4wd and it stuck again. Now it has a loud wine and still the clanking. It sounds like it is going to fall apart. Is it the tranny or transfer case or fluid pump or what? I love my truck and don't want to get rid of it and everyone is telling me it is not worth fixing.



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I know the 4wd lights flash a code and I have replaced a transfer case control module on one before but as for the clunk and engine dying maybe it is a combination of more than one problem

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