Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
Someone said it may be the nuetral safety switch
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
that clicking sound you no longer hear is a relay switch behind dashboard ....aftermarket one's sold at all chain auto parts stores
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: !998 ford ranger stuck in 4x4
sounds like it's the motor is going bad or has a bad connection, try cleaning the connector if there isn't any gunk in the connector, check the manual see if there is a ohmn test you can run on the motor, if not i'd replace the motor.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vac is removed the spring engages the IWE.
Lift and support the front of the truck so the front wheels are off the ground ( take safety precautions, chock wheels, jack stands, etc )
Key on, engage 4x4 and try to turn the front drive shaft.
If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case.
If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem.
- If the front drive shaft does not turn :
Shut of the truck ( still jacked up, and supported ) remove the vac lines from the IWE. The spring should push the gears in, without the vac line on.
Check the vent line ( tube that is routed into the engine compartment with nothing attached to it ), for blockages.
If the vent line is clear, and with the vac lines off the IWE should be engaged ( both front wheels locked ).
If they lock, the problem is with the IWE solenoid not shutting off vacuum to the IWEs. There is a TSB on the 2004-2006 IWE solenoids, a newer revision has been made, and used from 2007 and newer MYs.
Here is a block diagram of the IWE system
Here is a link to the TSB for the IWE solenoid in PDF format
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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SOURCE: Daughters Car Won't Start
The neutral safety switch should have power to it in start. If switch is good, it will pass power through to solenoid, when in park or neutral.
Evenif it starts, it won't come out of park, with no brake signal. Find out why no power to brake fuse
Posted on Dec 04, 2011
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