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Why doesn't my 4 wheel low engage, seems like it goes back to two wheel drive. 4 high work good but turning switch to 4 low turns off 4 wheel, could it be electrical or something else. Any help is welcomed, Thanks

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There is a max speed limit to engage and use 4 wheel low. try to engage while rolling 5mph and do not exceed 20mph in this "power" gear. also make sure the all drive components are well greased. lack of grease throws off drive alignment and may not easily engage.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

Testimonial: "Thank Dan but that didn't work. I tried other posted solutions and the one that worked was from Jon B and that is in neutral with the brake applied, that's the only way to engage it and i learned by trying to turn back to 4 high or AWD you need neural with brake pressed. Thanks for your help though."

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SOURCE: 2000 F350 Super Duty Will not go into 4 wheel drive

I have recently had this problem with a customer. It seems the 4x4 low will only engage in neutral with the brake applied. And also check fuse. Then select drive and you will feel it lock in. Don't "goose" the fuel when attempting this.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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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.

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SOURCE: 1994 ford explorer 4 wheel drive not working

Go to the engine compartment where the relays are located with the fuses. Check or replace the 4 wheel auto engage relay , maybe is not working. Is very clearly mark, I believe is the top right one looking at the bost front front of vehicle to the back. There is a diagram drawing of each relay in the cover, so you can't go wrong.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford F150 front tires won't engage in 4 wheel drive

look on fire wall pass. side you will see 2 parts with vacume lines attached 99 percent of the time that is what went i had the same problem

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the hubs ussualy have two positions, auto and lock. i dont know of any other positions. they will only go in one way. and the hubs should be clearly marked on the outside with an arrow pointer.

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