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How to disconnect 4 wheel drive on a 97 expendtion

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You can remove the shift motor on the transfer case and manualy put into 2wd. The other thing you can do is remove the front drive shaft.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013


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SOURCE: 1999 ford ranger 4x4 no 4 wheel drive

solenoid on back of transfer case is defective or no power to it /12 volts

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SOURCE: need vacuum diagram for 4-wheel drive

the 4x4 don't use vacuum. the front is auto lock when the transfer is engauged with the button. if the light don't which when pressed into 4hi or 4low. the motor on the transfer case maybe hung up. they have to be used at least 4 times a year not to go bad. the motor is on the back side of the transfer case. best of luck.

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SOURCE: 2005 ford f-150...4 wheel drive will not

Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vac is removed the spring engages the IWE.

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.

- If the front drive shaft does not turn :
Shut of the truck ( still jacked up, and supported ) remove the vac lines from the IWE. The spring should push the gears in, without the vac line on.
Check the vent line ( tube that is routed into the engine compartment with nothing attached to it ), for blockages.
If the vent line is clear, and with the vac lines off the IWE should be engaged ( both front wheels locked ).
If they lock, the problem is with the IWE solenoid not shutting off vacuum to the IWEs. There is a TSB on the 2004-2006 IWE solenoids, a newer revision has been made, and used from 2007 and newer MYs.

Here is a block diagram of the IWE system

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SOURCE: 97 expedition - 4x4 does not engage

the first thing i would check on any 4x4 AWD is to see if the vacume lines
were conected to the transfor case and getting vacume when engaded i have found this to be the
most commen answer

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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.
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Why would the vaccuum lines for the 4 wheel drive be disconnected and taped off?

Probably becuse when selling the vehicle 4-wheel drive had a problem and the vacuum is what switches into 4-wheel mode.The lights would come on indicating 4x4 on.and without lifting vehicle off the ground you couldnt tell. An old trick of the trade. ?

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