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2000 explorer xlt stuck in 4wd hi

Transfer case motor wiil not shift out of 4 wd hi. the wire harness from this transfer case motor goes to three seperate locations. Four wires go to a connector at the rear of the transfer case just below the drive shaft going to the rear differential. Three wires go to a connector just to the left of where the transfercase motor mounts. The remainder of the wires go to the transfer case motor. I dissambled the transfer case motor and the armature and brushes are clean, the motor does not smell burnt. With the transfer case motor was dissambled I checked voltage at the orange lead and read 11.5 volts at that point and when the selector switch was moved from auto to 4 hi I could hear a relay coming in and out for about 5 seconds and when the relay quit clicking the voltage went away. I was told it could be the switch in the dash or the module behind the radio or still possible the transfer case motor

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If you are testing the voltage at the mtr on the tansfer case and you have voltage all other parts are working . so that leaves two things the mtr our the coller that engauges our disengauges the tansfer case you are almost there in solving your problem good luck kdc744

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