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96 ford wont go into park, drive, or reverse unless in 4 wheel low

I was driving at 55 miles an hour when i let off the gas it sounded like something was spinning very fast. i put my foot on the gas and the whineing sound stopped but it sounded like my four whell kicked in.. this continued till i got home(5)miles. it sounds like it wont go all the way in gear out. apon stoping i could only get it to move in 4 wheel low. all other gears mack a loud clicking sound. sounds are coming from the middle of the truck and maybe a fly wheel. im clueless . please help

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Is this a auto or Manual I ask as you say flywheel and all gears. tall us a little more. what is the gearbox ?. have you looked at the oil level and under it at the rear tail shaft, crosses. in 2 wheel drive and running can you get it into park. DON'T try to hard at this as it can damage the auto. If you can drive in 4 wheel low in all gears then it sounds like you may have a problem in the drive line. Tall us more

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SOURCE: cant get the car to drive in gear

We had the same problem and I found this post on the web and it worked! Our car finally wouldn't go forward or reverse and I read a lot of posts saying that even replacing the transmission didn't fix the problem. We just pulled the sensor off today and are trying to find a new one but the car DRIVES now. Thank you to whoever posted this solution. 15th Jul 2007, 21:04 Bought my wife a 99 Ford Taurus at auction. Like others the Transmission sensor gave out. A temporary quick fix is to open the hood, and simply pull off the sensor connector plug on top of the transmission. The transmission will now operate properly in both OD and drive. You will notice your rpm's are steady as your speed goes up - loss of fuel economy due to the failed sensor ( to technical to explain here...). Two things to do: Change out the old transmission fluid immediately - its gonna require synthetic fluid at a higher price, but is worth it as it shifts far better now. And change out the coolant. In fact, I suggest changing out ALL of the fluids and start clean. Until you get the sensor replaced your fuel economy will **** for a while, but its better than not having wheels at all and it IS safe to drive.



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SOURCE: My 2004 F-150 Ford Truck will not engage into 4 wheel drive low.

I am going to ask a dumb question....do you have it in neutral and the brake mashed when you switch to 4WD LOW? I believe that is what my book says to do.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Intermitent loud clunk in front end while in four wheel drive

May be the locking hub. Do not drive this vehicle on dry pavement in four wheel drive.

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Very common on this make and model trans, pump drive splines inside torque converter strip out and pump is not turning, Most times there is no damage to pump shaft. Remove trans and remove torque converter, inspect the splines at the very bottom of the hub hole. If stripped out inspected pump shaft splines which are the smaller center splines coming out of trans, if ok replace torque converter and re-install trans, change out fluid, clean any metal from magnet and replace filter, fill with fluid and verify proper operation.

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SOURCE: i have a 1996 ford ranger. my 4 wheel drive wont

If your sure it is acually going into gear than check the auto hubs, they go bad alot. also you can with help from a 2nd person jack the truck up all 4wheels put the truck in 4x4 and drive and see if both drive shafts spin if they do its the hubs if the front one doesnt, its the transfer case

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