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Auto 4wd won't disengage

Indicator light won't come on and it will not disengage back to 2wd. How do troubleshoot this problem?

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See if fuses are blown..

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To shift out of low, you need to be stopped, you need to have it in neutral, and have your foot on the brake.Foot on brake and transmission in neutral,then try to shift out of 4 wheel low. ---------- try this.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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SOURCE: Clunking from front end in 2WD

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check the king pins in the front end and the u joints for any kind of play. sounds like front end play while four wheel drive is engaged and stills is affected for a while when two wheel drive is activated. this year truck most definitely has a manual four wheel linkage that could be the problem too. try lubing up any moving linkage and i would shift it in neutral. keep me posted

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 4WD seems stuck, RPMs up to 4000 at 35 MPH

There is a motor on the rear of the tranny that switches this. check the plug and it is easy to remove the motor and test its operation. then there is a keyway that you can easily turn with a small blade screwdriver...., Odd but there are no vacuum hoses going to the transmission... OH rats unless it is an automatic... but still the 4WD shifting is electrical..

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have your transfer box fixed,,,its busted?

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Explorer with Auto

you are right, there is no option to only run an actual 2 wd, and yes it will engage into 4 wheel under a acceleration, but it shoulnt engage under a normal take off but if you step on it it will engage. I"m getting to the point of selling this truck for this reason among many others, my 2003 yukon xl 4x4 doesn't have half the garbage and engineering idiocy this truck has. And listening and reading all these troubles i can't take it anymore. I also have some issues with mine but i'm not gonna put anymore time and money into this.

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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