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4 wheel on a ford ranger xlt won't lock in

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  • rockytopjr Jan 08, 2009

    Manual locking hubs but a electronic tranfer case.

  • rockytopjr Jan 08, 2009

    No , Can't get tranfer case to lock in.

  • Hayward Cowan May 11, 2010

    So the problem is you can't get the hub to lock-in?

  • Hayward Cowan May 11, 2010

    Do you have the electric 4wd shift or are you talking about lock-out hubs?

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Ok, you may have provided that information when you wrote in but all I saw was "4wheel on ford ranger xlt won't lock in", so I had to find out what you were talking about because that could mean a number of things.
I can help you to a point but to try and describe the complete diagnostic routine is to complex for this venue.
If the light comes on when you press the 4wd high button you are getting power to the switch.
The next component to check is the Electronic Control Module that is locate to the right of the drivers side speaker. You have to remove the speaker completely to access the connectors.
The good news is that it has a self diagnostic feature built into it and will tell you if it is bad.
The module has 3 connectors, you need to disconnect the 2 flat connectors. 1 is a 5 pin and the other an 8 pin. Do not disconnect the square 8 pin that has 2 rows of 4 pins stacked over top each other.
Locate the indicator light and switch on the module, turn the ignition switch to run and flip the switch on the control module.
If the light flashes about 1 flash a second the control module is good.
If you see a steady or almost steady light the module is bad and needs to be replaced. Good luck.

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