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2002 Ford Explorer will not shift into four wheel drive. No click, no shift noise, no indicators. Only recent problem was the battery got low and would not engage the solenoid. Put a charger on the battery for a while and it cranked. Had some snow today and went to shift and no luck. Any ideas? would appreciate it

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  • Hank Mikec Feb 08, 2010

    Removed the kickpanel and there is no evidence of corosion in the area on the other cables. Is there a n easy way to remove the control module and when it is removed, can the connectors be inspected or cleaded????????

  • Hank Mikec Feb 17, 2010

    Had a friend hook up diagnostic equipment. Came back with "vehicle not equiped with 4x4". Now checking wires. Motor on xfer case is connected........fuses good??????????


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If you have disconnected the battery pull your 4x4 fuses 1 under the dash 2 under the hood and put them back in. That fixed mine.

Hope thats help.

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

Check the 4X4 control module (located behind the passenger side kick panel) The terminals inside the control module probably have corrosion

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2002 ford ranger - Where is the 4x4 actuator located

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The gearmotor encoder assembly is mounted externally on the transfer case. It drives a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork within the transfer case between the 4WD HIGH, 4WD LOW, and 2WD range positions.
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I own a 02 foard explorer shift motor was bad i think and i removed it, i started it to relocate it, installed the new shift motor

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go to car service, but if urgent and you can't go so you can try by pass four wheel many times then will work, I have try before

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Electronic shift control mod location for 2002 ford explorer with auto four wheel drive i am being told under dash on pass. side by the evaporator housing. ????? still con fused

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