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Old 10-01-2010, 12:57 AM
njforestfire njforestfire is offline
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Default Manually shifting transfer case

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. Since the front hubs are vacuum lock type, doesn't one need to have the electronic controller working to get the truck truely into 4WD??(so the vacuum hub locks will engage) I have noticed while using the vehicle that way (manually engaging case) 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!!
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: Manually shifting transfer case

Your '02 is not vacuum actuated anything....the hubs are "live" meaning they are locked 100% of the time. There's nothing to engage in relation to the hubs.

You've been turning the shaft on the case that normally goes between the shift motor and the inside of the tcase? You should probably replace your shift motor or your 4x4 switch or your 4x4 shift module/computer located on the passenger kick panel area.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Manually shifting transfer case

Sweet! Thanks! Wasn't too sure of the locking hubs or not.
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