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Old 12-07-2015, 06:59 AM
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Default 4x4 low not working

I have a 1994 Ranger XLT 4.0, in the past year, or so the switch will not engage the low range opition, just the high (why Ford took away the levers is still mind boggling ". I've replaced the switch on the dash, thinking it was faulty . Needless to say; the high range works, low range light won't even come on. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:22 AM
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I have a 1994 Ranger XLT 4.0, in the past year, or so the switch will not engage the low range opition, just the high (why Ford took away the levers is still mind boggling ". I've replaced the switch on the dash, thinking it was faulty . Needless to say; the high range works, low range light won't even come on. Any suggestions?
are you stopped with the truck in neutral, foot on brake and clutch pushed in?

If you aren't doing that then it won't even try to shift
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:29 AM
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are you stopped with the truck in neutral, foot on brake and clutch pushed in?

If you aren't doing that then it won't even try to shift
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 low not working

A huge thank you for this info. I am preparing my friend's '94 ranger for sale and was at my wits end trying to get the low range to work. I did everything except step on the brake.

Also, I could not get the 4x4 to engage. I tried all of the continuity checks and went through a meticulous diagnostic check found on TheRangerStation.com with no success. After checking the connection with a multi-meter behind the rear seat, I plugged the connections back in and the 4x4 switch began working. After 26 years, simply unplugging and re-connecting the electrical plugs may knock some dust or corrosion off enough to make the connection complete.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 low not working

I have a question for the folks in this thread. I just bought a used 2010 Ranger 4X4 from a Ford dealer. It looks to be in like new shape. But while I was looking at it I tried to put it in 4W High while just sitting in the lot. I know nothing about the Electric 4X4 units or how they work. When I turned the switch to 4WH, no lights came on. I asked the salesman how the system worked. He didn't know either, but said he would have it checked out before they delivered the vehicle to me some 120 miles away. Later he called me and said that the mechanic found that the Shift motor on the TC was no engaging. So they are going to put in a new one before they drive the vehicle up to me.

Does this sound right to you guys? Or is it possible that the mechanic just doesn't know how to put it in 4X4 either? Reading this thread made me think that someone isn't following the proper procedure. Maybe???
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:37 PM
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The 4X4 Ranger was delivered to me two days ago. The replaced the Shift motor and everything now works as is should. So far so good.
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