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2005 Ford Explorer stuck in 4 wd low

I have tried backing up, warming it up, backing it up putting it in N and then back into 4 wd auto. Could this happened if the truck was towed?

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mxboy_58
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SOURCE: 1996 ford explorer stuck in 4whl dr low

this may be no help atall, but i had a GMC pickup once, and there is a vacuum switch that was stuck and that was causing my problem. it was around a $300 dollar fix, and that was 8 years ago, so i imagine it is quite a bit more expensive now.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

mattman2112
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SOURCE: Ford explorer stuck in low 4wheel drive

put it back into 2 wheel drive, then reverse 10 or 15 feet, this should unlock the hubs.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 ford explorer 6 cyl won't switch back to auto or 4 wd high

is it in low if so then it needs to be in neutral to go back into high or auto

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

Richie_asg1
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SOURCE: My 2003 Ford Explorer is "stuck" in 4wd low

Most lkeley it is the solenoid that controls the link that has siezed. It gets the worst of conditions down there, so will need a clean and service if possible - or replacement.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

SOURCE: 1997 FORD EXPLORER STEERING IS JERKY EVEN AT LOW SPEEDS

Bad steering rack.
Had you flushed the P/S Fluid,every couple years,you could have avoided an expensive repair!

Posted on May 14, 2010

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