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4 wheel drive not working 90 model ford ranger

The 4x4 light wont come on when pressed there for tranfer case wont lock in 4x4

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SOURCE: 4x4 will not engage,lights just blink,and you can here clicking

The 4x4 system has a controller,or computer,called the Body Control Module and there will be stored trouble codes.To work on a system that's electronically controlled,you have to get the codes from the system.Every trouble code has a diagnostic route to follow to resolve the faulty component.I have read about Explorers having faulty door open/closed sensors.These set a code in the Body Control Module,and in the process,the BCM inhibits 4x4 operation,causing a no 4 wheel drive complaint.There is also an electric motor on the transfer case that can fail electrically or mechanically,along with speed sensors and fork position sensors that can give trouble.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: 1993 FORD RANGER 4 WHEEL DRIVE

there is an actuator on the back of the transfer case that likes to fail odds are this is where your problem is. check power and ground here and if you have both replace the actuator

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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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

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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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.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford F150, 5.4L V8, 4x4; The transfer case

Encoder motor located on the transfer case is usually the problem. It is the motor that shifts the transfer case.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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