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Old 11-04-2009, 11:42 AM
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Default Ok, my 2nd silly newbie question:

Now before you guys laugh and call me names, remember, my whole life has been rear wheel drive hotrods...I'm a 4X4 virgin.

Once I turn the knob to 4WH or 4WH, how can I tell it's actually working? I have a powertrain warranty and want to be sure the 4WD is indeed working.

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Old 11-04-2009, 11:43 AM
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Light on the dash will light up
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:36 PM
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ya but it dont mean the 4x4 works if the light comes on. i would find a dirt field and set it and see if it tends to lurch a little at a crawl in 4wl in a tight turn. dont do this on pavement or concrete only dirt or sand some place soft! so you dont kill you t-case or front end ok. thats one way, is it the right way cant say but its how i have tested mine in the past.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:39 PM
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also make sure you find a dirt road or somewhere to to engage the 4x4 everyonce in a while to keep the tranfer case from locking up
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:45 PM
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true it keep it lubed so you might even lock the hubs if you have them it just keeps every thing lubed and workin ! ( but only on dirt and gravel roads or off road ok! )
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:47 PM
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Do I need to come to a complete stop the switch to 4WH, the salesman wasn't sure.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:31 PM
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Any time you go from 2wd and 4wd you have to stop press the brake and switch
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
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Do I need to come to a complete stop the switch to 4WH, the salesman wasn't sure.
You can shift into 4-hi on the fly at up to about 45 mph.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:53 PM
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You can shift into 4-hi on the fly at up to about 45 mph.
Owners manual says on all the settings to stop and press brake and switch
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:01 PM
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For 4-low.
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Page 110 of my manual:

Move the 4WD control between 2WD and 4x4 HIGH at a stop or any forward speed up to 55mph (88 km/h).
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:34 PM
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2001 and 2004 manuals are different
Didnt see where it says that in the 01 manual. Odd it would change
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:01 PM
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Is there another page? I don't see how they could leave out shifting from 2wd to 4-hi.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:09 PM
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The next pages talk about driving in mud snow and sand

Only thing that says anything about speed is

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Do not spin the wheels at over 56 km/h (35 mph). The tires may
fail and injure a passenger or bystander.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Oh well.

Anyway, the Rangers ability to shift on the fly - into 4high - is pretty common knowledge....or so I thought.
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