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Hard shifting from 4 wheel back to 2 wheel drive

When i shift from 4x4 to 2x4 is feels like something hits hard and boom its back to normal 2 wheel drive. i had the fluid changed in both differentials and transfer case. It still does it, but when i shift from 2 wheel to 4x4 its fine. is that the way its suposed to be?

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Shifting either way should be smooth and easy IT appears that you may have a problem developing in the case. get it checked out by a reputable dealer

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SOURCE: ford explorer 1998 2 door transfercase problem

did you put it in nuetral then switch it, wait a few seconds then put in reverse and back up a couple of feet and nuetral again, i had to do this on my explorer sometimes.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 4 wheel drive not engaging

the shifter cable has broke and the cable cost about $40.00

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 4l60e - Shifts hard on the 1-2 shift, works fine otherwise.

Did you change the transmission filter and gasket as well as the transmission oil before running your truck.

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SOURCE: the transfer case will not shift into 4 wheel hi

I would suspect the vacuum disconnect motor or the vacuum solenoids for the disconnect motor ( or the vacuum lines ), but best to confirm
Lift and support the front of the truck so the front wheels are off the ground ( take safety precautions, chock wheels, jack stands, etc )
Key on, engage 4x4 and try to turn the front drive shaft.
If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case.
If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem.

With the engine running ( and wheel chocked, parking brake on ) have someone shift into 4WD, and watch the shift motor to see if it operates
It is on the front axle, looks like this
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If the disconnect motor does not shift, you can check the vacuum on the lines with a vacuum gauge. Blue line is 4WD operation, pink line is 2WD operation.
The vacuum solenoids are on the firewall, and look like this
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This is the block diagram for the ESOF vacuum operation of the disconnect motor.
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This is assuming you have checked the fuses for the transfercase shift motor, and the vacuum solenoids.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: stuck in all wheel drive

check the fluid in the differential case. Also when the filter in the the differential case becomes dirty/clogged it will cause tis problem.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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