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Old 03-02-2011, 05:42 PM
misupercooner misupercooner is offline
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Default 4x4 not working

94 4x4 auto ex cab................ when i push the 4x4 the button lights up but dose not engage the wheels what are all and any possibilities that it could be and what is the most expensive fix and the least expensive fix.....i am mechanically challenged lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:23 PM
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First, open your door, open up the drivers side jump seat, and check the black box in there. There should be a white button on the top and a small red light. If the red light is NOT on, press the white button and hold it for a couple of seconds, and then release. It should flash a couple of times, and you should hear a click. Now, press the four wheel drive button and see if it engages.

If that doesn't work, I suggest replacing the buttons. Go to a local junk yard and buy a couple of sets from Rangers (I got like 4 or 5 sets, I just have no idea where they are at, otherwise I would just send them to ya). They should only cost you about 5 bucks a piece (or free if you have pockets). Take the dash apart, pop in a new set of switches, and test it out. I suggest cleaning the "new" ones with electronics cleaner spray from your local parts store.

If it STILL doesn't work, then you could have a problem with your transfer case or the selenoid with it.

It took me FOREVER to figure out what the problem was with mine a couple of years ago, and after replacing the box behind the jump seat and the t-case, I figured out it was the fucking switches.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:27 PM
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Get hubs FTW!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:48 PM
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ok what black box are you refering to lol the fuse box?.....and how much do manual hubs cost to get put in? and how do they work with the push button? im no mecanic lol but i know a little of the basics lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:52 PM
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ok what black box are you refering to lol the fuse box?.....and how much do manual hubs cost to get put in? and how do they work with the push button? im no mecanic lol but i know a little of the basics lol
No, it's not a fuse box. I don't have pictures and I'm sorry, but I'm far too lazy to go out and get them. Just open up the drivers side jump seat and you'll see it.

And they work great with the push button when the fucking push button fucking works! I have them on mine.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:55 PM
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im sorry were dealing with an idiot here lol whats a drive seat lol sorry for my ignorance
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:57 PM
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The little seats in the back of the cab. Pull it out as if you're gonna sit in it. Make sure you pull the one on the driver's side. Then look for the thing he's talking about.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:58 PM
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im sorry were dealing with an idiot here lol whats a drive seat lol sorry for my ignorance
......The seat you sit in to drive the vehicle....... Behind that there is a jump seat, which you fold down to allow people to sit behind you in your extended cab pickup.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:01 PM
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ok lol now i got ya and there should be a black box and if the light is off i push the button and if it flashes and stays on then try 4x4?,,,,,,,, what dose that mean if it comes on? that the button is bad?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:04 PM
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Give me a second and I'll have pictures for you.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:05 PM
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lol thank you so much send me the bill when ur done lol
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:13 PM
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Step one: Look at the drivers seat. It's the one in this picture:



Step two: Move drivers seat into upright position, shown in this photo:



Step three: Look at jump seat behind said drivers seat (in the rear passenger area), shown in this picture:



Step four: Open said jump seat into the out but closed position, shown in this picture:



Step five: Look at box behind said jump seat, shown in this picture:



Step six: press white button next to little red light on top shown in this picture:



and hold for up to 5 seconds (count them out ONE ONE THOUS AND, TWO ONE THOUS AND, THREE ONE THOUS AND, FOUR ONE THOUS AND, FIVE ONE THOUS AND) and release. It should flash a couple of times, you should hear a click, and it should stay on. I would take a video of this process for you, but the battery is out of the truck at the moment and I am not about to fucking work on the god damn piece of shit truck when it's 30 fucking degrees out and I'm in fucking shorts! GOD DAMNIT! YOU ALREADY GOT ME OFF MY FAT ASS ONCE, I'M NOT DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!




*EDIT*

End freak out was only a joke, but I'm serious. I'm not working on the damn truck until winter is over, lol.

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I also forgot to say that the box is probably mounted differently in your truck since it is slightly newer. If this process works, pressing the button on the dash should make the four wheel drive work. If not, try the other thing I said in my first post.
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05 Chevy Silverado 1500 W/T 4X4
Way too much done to list and it's also not even close to done

"The only woman I'm pimping from now on is Sweet Lady Propane. And I'm tricking her out all over this town."

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:14 PM
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do i do this while engine is off?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:14 PM
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And yes, I know the truck is dirty inside. Almost 3 years of sitting with no activity done in it (other then sitting in the drivers seat and making truck noises with my mouth) will do that.
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05 Chevy Silverado 1500 W/T 4X4
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"The only woman I'm pimping from now on is Sweet Lady Propane. And I'm tricking her out all over this town."
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:15 PM
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Dont forget the transfer case shift motor either, not just the transfer case. Okay all possibilites are as follows: 30A fuse under the hood, switch in dash, electronic shift module(little black box behind JUMP seat), Transfer case shift motor, wiring. IN THAT ORDER! (easiest to hardest)
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