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A Suzuki ford?????????????????????????
if part time 4wd , test it on dirt or snow, never on hard pavement.
test it off road. if it fails there, then that is a need to fix thing.
not posting road surface makes answers impossible.

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Most the newer trucks have a vacuum system and some time you need a smoke machine to find the leaks. Try checking by each front wheel you will find a vacumm hose that goes to the wheel hub it is mounted on a bracket at the frame with a small plastic splice check that for cracks if it is cracked or there are any leaks it will not work let me know what ya find.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 4 wd low range will sometimes engage 4wd high will never engage

I had a very similar problem with my 98 gmc 2500. The 4 low would engage - though the upshifts were erratic, but no 4 high though the light sometimes came on. I changed out the electric shift solenoid or whatever it is called, on the transfer case and it worked fine after that. A fairly simple fix that can be done in 15 minutes. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 4wd high range does not lite or engage

1998 blazer 4x4 high inop. but 4x4 low works

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1993 Ford explorer's 4wd will not engage.

as stupid as it sounds have some one or you tap the solinoid on transfter case when the button is pressed. I have to do this to make it work for a little bit longer

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevy 4WD button lights don't come on - 4WD wont engage

check the solenoid on the front chunk these vehicles have had a lot of problems with these solenoids. have personally replaced about 10 of these on 98-02 models.

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    • 1 Start your Dodge truck's engine.
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    • 3 Shift the transmission into "Neutral" while the vehicle is either stopped or rolling at 2 to 3 mph to begin engaging in the low range 4WD. Turn the electronic transfer case to "4WD Low," if the Dodge truck is equipped with an electronic transfer case; otherwise, shift the transfer case lever from "2H" or "4H" to "4L."
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My 1997 ford expedition won't go into 4wd.


You need to specify if it's the high or low 4WD, or both that's the issue. Also, make sure it's not as simple as the indicator light not working but the 4WD is.

I had the same problem on my 2001 Expedition, and it could be a couple of problems. You've eliminated a fuse to the transefr case shift motor, so that's good. If the 4WD system is not used for extended periods it doesn't get oil circulated around the mechanism and it gets stuck. You need to press the 4WD button while the truck is stationary and pull away. You may have to do this a few times until it finally engages. When it kicks in run it in 4WD for a while to give the transfer case a good workout and it should loosen up. Follow the usual precautions about running in 4WD (especially low range) on pavement.

If this doesn't seem to fix the issue, your shift motor that engages the 4WD transfer case may be out. You'll have to get under the vehicle and test for 12V to the shift motor when it's engaged. You may want a dealer to do this for you as getting under a large vehicle when its being put into 4WD is extremely dangerous, even if it's up on stands on 4 corners (which is essential for this as no wheels should touch the ground). I strongly recommend having this done on the correct equipment.

If you have air suspension, as I do, you absolutely must disconnect it from power before propping up your Expedition. If it kicks in, which it can do even when the vehicle is off, it could knock the truck off your stands.

You can disconnect the shift motor electrical connector and test for juice. In all likelyhood, if the first suggestion doesn't free up your 4WD then chances are high that the shift motor is either bad or not getting juice.

You may also want to check the transmission range sensor. If it's faulty then it can prevent the 4WD system from engaging. You can test it as follows: Turn the ignition to "on" but don't start the engine, put the tranny in reverse and see if the back-up lights come on. If they don't, then the sensor is out of alignment or broken. If it's out of alignment, loosening the bolts on the sensor and moving it until the back-up lights come on will fix that. If the back-up lights don't come on even when moving the loosened sensor, then the sensor will need to be replaced. If the back-up lights do work, but either the vehicle won't start in park/neutral, or if it can start in any gear, then it is defective and should be replaced.

Hope this helps.

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