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Old 10-30-2013, 10:02 PM
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My 1994 xlt 4x4 has manual locking hubs, So I went out and locked them and pressed my 4x4 button and heard a ticking coming from behind my seat, That is the moduel getting the 4x4 signal from the dash button but I don't think it engages because the 4x4 light doesn't come on and I don't feel the 4x4 working i need help please
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:13 PM
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Most likely, it's the shift motor on the transfer case that has problems. Bad motor (<<<Very high odds of this one) or maybe not getting voltage signal.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:23 AM
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Most likely, it's the shift motor on the transfer case that has problems. Bad motor (<<<Very high odds of this one) or maybe not getting voltage signal.
I would try this too. Mine did the same thing and I took off my shift motor and took it apart and cleaned it up. Then I put it back together and reinstalled it and it works fine now.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:12 PM
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Later shift motors, *maybe* 2000+, seldom seize/corrode/fail like the early ones. Best thing anyone can do to discourage this is to engage 4WD once a month, don't let a little corrosion take hold and surprise you when you really need and are counting on using that 4WD.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:13 AM
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I would try this too. Mine did the same thing and I took off my shift motor and took it apart and cleaned it up. Then I put it back together and reinstalled it and it works fine now.
How easy is it to clean it and take it apart? I have NO clue how to do that
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:55 AM
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http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...iftmotor.shtml
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:10 PM
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How easy is it to clean it and take it apart? I have NO clue how to do that
It's not too hard. To take it off you basically unclip a wire harness, cut another wire, unbolt like 5 bolts I think, then it's off. Then what I did was leave the clynoid alone( the circular tube part of the shift motor) then unbolt the other have I think like 3 more screws. Clean it out with a rag real good. Put it back together and put some grease back in it and put it back on like you took off. I believe there is a thread on here on how to do this but I'm not too sure it might be on another forum. If you have any more questions just ask.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for all the help
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