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Old 12-26-2010, 09:17 PM
talkincandybar talkincandybar is offline
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Default New Guy, Old Ranger, 4wd problem

Hey everyone..

I just have a couple o' questions about my 1998 Ranger with the 3.0

Its a 5 speed, electronic 4wd switch, and not currently working in 4wd.

i will try to describe it as best i can.

The switch seems to be working as i can hear it switching in the dash, but i cant be sure if the actuator is actually working, because i can not get it to engage 4wd at all.

it actually feels like i have less traction in 4wd lo than anything else, which makes me think its the hubs. i have done alot of searching today, as this just happened today and its coming down like a blizzard here! so perfect time to not have 4wd. :-(

so, i found this link
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...04/offroad.htm

and if thats all i have to do, then, piece of cake, but has anyone tried this? keep in mind im a bit broke, so if this is a temp fix for this im all for it. i cant see spending a ton of money if this is a solution.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appriciated!!!

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sorry, i just now read that i should have put this in the tech questions..
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: New Guy, Old Ranger, 4wd problem

I did this to my '98 ranger and it works great! I cut the center out on the outer cap and I can lock and unlock my hubs by pushing in on the center.
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