4 wheel drive conversion
2002 Ranger with 123000 miles, manual trans and bone stock truck. The 4WD push button controller took a crap about 2 years ago and I have been turning the shaft on the transfer case to get it into 4WD. The front hubs are vacuum lock type so doesn't one need to have the electronic controller working to get the truck truely into 4WD?? I have noticed while using the vehicle that way it is a bear to turn and the drive system is VERY noisy - making me think that there is a problem with just turning the shaft manually. Any help of this system would be greatly appreciated!!