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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 will not engage and the indicator light do not show it trying to go into 4high or 4low. the switch was checked out and it is okay. What else can I check?

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Expplorer Sport 4X4 Does not Enagage

Before I pulled anything off I would start checking fuses. More than likely the fuse you'll be looking for will be under the hood. But I'd go ahead and check all of the fuses just to be sure. ( A blown fuse will either be smokey looking, or you'll be able to see a broken piece of wire in the middle of it). If that is not the problem then more than likely a relay or the control computer for the 4x4 is messed up. Generally, if there is a mechanical problem with the transfer case, or the servo motor that changes it's gears, the 4x4 indicator lights will flash. Since they are not flashing I believe your problem is in the electrical system. If it is not a fuse, I recommend having a mechanic look at it. Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

cbcs2008
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SOURCE: 2001 ford explorer sport trac 4 wheel drive wont work

Start the car
put in " N"
turn the 4X4 switch on
Then put in gear..
What do you see now?
Do the same in reverse when you take out of 4X4

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

chuck943
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SOURCE: 2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 4X4 Change oil light on

Press and hold the SELECT/RESET
control switch to select SYSTEM
CHECK when “SYSTEM CHECK /
HOLD RESET” is displayed in the
message center. Selecting this
function from the SETUP MENU
causes the message center to cycle through each of the systems being
monitored. For each of the monitored systems, the message center will
indicate either an OK message or a warning message for two seconds.
Pressing the SELECT/RESET control switch cycles the message center
through each of the systems being monitored.

The sequence of the system check report and how it appears in the
message center is as follows:
1. OIL LIFE RESET
2. CHARGING SYSTEM
3. WASHER FLUID
4. DOOR AJAR
5. EXTERIOR LAMP
6. BRAKE SYSTEM
7. PARK BRAKE
8. MILES TO EMPTY
9. FUEL LEVEL LOW (will only display if 50 miles or less to empty)
To reset the oil monitoring system to 100% after each oil change
[approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 180 days] perform the
following:
1. Enter SYSTEM CHECK to display
“OIL XXX% RESET IF NEW”.
2. Press SELECT/RESET control
switch to display “HOLD RESET IF
NEW OIL”.
3. Press and hold the
SELECT/RESET control switch for
more than 2 seconds. Oil life is set
to 100% and “OIL CHANGE SET TO
100%” is displayed.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

dttech
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SOURCE: not sure if the hubs are engaging?

Well, the best way is to place the vehicle on a hoist and raise all 4 wheels off the ground and put it in 4WD and see if all the wheels start turning.

Another way is to make a really sharp (slow) turn while the unit is in 4 wheel high or 4 wheel low on dry pavement. You should be able to feel the driveline wrap-up caused by the front wheels trying to grab during the hard turn.

4 Low should be easily distinguishable from 4 High as well as 2 Whl when you accelerate and it feels like the transmision is stuck in low gear and the engine starts screaming for mercy at high RPM and you are only doing 30 MPH.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

Testimonial: "thanx i was able to get in in 4low,it just takes a few seconds as it goes from 4h then to 4l. I f I had the manual it probably would have told me that"

ZJLimited
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SOURCE: i need a fuse panel diagram for my 2002 ford

Check in your Owners Manual or download this document from this link: Ford/maintenance/owners_manuals

Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

Testimonial: "yes thank you, i went to the web site ford gave me and didnt help at all. this was very useful since i didnt get a manual with my truck. "

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2001 ford explore sport trac 4x4 light does not come come, not sure if it in four wheel drive


problem could be in the transfercase indicator switch on transfercase.

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try reversing slowly a few yards after you take it out of low

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there could be a vacuum leak for the front diff actuator . if the actuator does not engage it will not switch into 4x4

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underneath on the back of the transfer case is the 4wd control motor. Test it to see if it is working.

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