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Old 01-30-2010, 12:38 AM
eclipseguy eclipseguy is offline
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Unhappy 4x4 not working

hello im new to this forum im trying to solve a problem. So i have a 1986 ford ranger stx it has the 2.9 I'm not sure on the transmission the t.c. is a warren 13-50.. but when i got the truck the 4x4 worked. but it out of nowhere just stopped working. then on its own it will start working again. so i will go hit a small trail and i cant get it out of 4x4. and have to wait till it will work again. so i thought it was a bad transfer case motor, so i put on in. still doing the same thing. any one have any ideas? any help would be awesome. the lights on the buttons to to switch in to 4x4 will turn on and off by them self. it scared the crap out of me when the first turned on. i had to slam on the brakes and make sure it did not accidentally shift in to 4 wheel drive.
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:42 PM
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Sounds like faulty wiring. Check wires going into transfer case for insulation deteriation/shorts. Just an idea, 'cause my 2001 had severely corroded wires and had similar symptoms.
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