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Pushbutton 4x4 problem.

I have an 88 ford ranger that has the pushbutton 4x4, nothing happens when i push the range selector buttons, The transfer case motor was replaced with a new motor from ford, problem was not solved. A friend mentioned a control module,where is it located and how do I test it? Thanks.

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The module is located behind the drivers side rear wheel "interior" panel cover. Not likely that the module is at fault. There is a small plastic ring that fits around a little metal stud on the electrical plate located on the transfer case side of that little motor that you replaced. If that little plastic ring is missing or smashed then that electrical plate rotates just a little too far and then it no longer touches where it should. Its like the power comes on when you first replace it but never again after that. Take that little motor off again and make sure that plastic ring is intact.

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