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Old 12-20-2008, 03:24 AM
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Default 4 Wheel drive on ford ranger not working.?

I have an 99 4X4 ford ranger and i dont use the 4 wheel drive much, but last nite i got stuck and needed and it would not work.. I havnt used it an probably and year and sometimes my 4 hi and 4 low light blinks on and off whats my problem?
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:24 AM
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I worked on a 99 exploder the other day acting the same way, code came up as the 4x4 high bulb circuit was open.cleared the code (obviously the bulb was good cause it was flashing) and everything worked as it should.. another mystery of the "blue Oval" good luck my friend. you may have a faulty transfercase shift motor
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:24 AM
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Your 4wd system is computer controlled, you need to be able to pull diagnostic codes out of the system. Once you do that you can see where your problem is. If you don't have the right tools, then take it to a shop.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:36 PM
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I have a 2004, Borg Warner which also stuck in 4L. Yes it's a common problem, & from what I've read it's been one for sometime.

This one is newer than most of the posts and threads I've found, after taking it apart to look at it I found the problem in the position sensor, contained in the very outer gray cover where the wires go in. It's obviously one of those "no user serviceable parts inside" gadgets but being as it was screwed up anyway I pried it open to have a look.

One of the contact brushes was bent & mangled, which I was able to straighten it out and got it to work once with the motor assembly out and laying on the ground. I took it apart again and found the contact mangled again, from a rough spot on the sensor disc I imagine. But at least now it shifts from 2W to 4H.

I found another motor on E-Bay, which started at 25.00 and wound up at 43.00. Till then I'll carry a 10MM socket and a T15 Torx in case I get in a bind and really need 4L. The case can be shifted with the motor off fairly easily - a pair of pliers will get you going again in a pinch once you get the motor assembly off, - about 5 or ten minutes worth if the plug doesn't give you too much trouble. Mine comes off without removing the dampner also, so four bolts and the plug basically.

I've heard of guys driving around with the motor assembly off and shifting as they need to manually. Also I found a bolt on gadget called a Shiftster I might try if I have more trouble down the road.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:09 AM
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it could also be the seals, they are vacuum controlled and the seals go bad
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: 4 Wheel drive on ford ranger not working.?

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger. It's a Manual and I am having issues with the Four Wheel Drive. I'm hearing a clicking sound, even as I am driving not even trying to engage the four wheel drive. Is my problem with in the casing? It is almost as if something isn't catching.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:06 PM
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