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I have a 2004 ford explorer when i put it into 4 wheel drive the driver side front wheel wont lock in,its like it wont stay engaged ,it makes a loud thump like it slips back out..

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You need to pull that hub apart, you have some part in the hub lock mechanism that is broken.

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