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Old 07-12-2013, 01:46 PM
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Default 4wd Low Not Working

I have A 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L v6 and my problem is that when ever i engange 4wd low it won't work sometimes it will engage most of the time it does not i have gone through a ll the fuses checked all the wiring replaced both 4x4 switch and the transfer case motor and still only 4 high works.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:57 PM
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I have A 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L v6 and my problem is that when ever i engange 4wd low it won't work sometimes it will engage most of the time it does not i have gone through a ll the fuses checked all the wiring replaced both 4x4 switch and the transfer case motor and still only 4 high works.
You have to be in neutral and you can't be moving. Otherwise it won't work.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: 4wd Low Not Working

I have tried that shifting to 4 low while the tuck is not moving and still nothing i have also put the tuck in neutral.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:29 PM
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I have tried that shifting to 4 low while the tuck is not moving and still nothing i have also put the tuck in neutral.
Then it sounds like something is preventing the electric motor from engaging your reduction gears. Others who have dealt with this should chime in.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: 4wd Low Not Working

im thinking you are correct, like i said earlier once in a while it will shift into 4low. i'll gues i'll check all the wiring maybe i missed a loose wire or a bad conector.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: 4wd Low Not Working

try this: with truck in gear, Hold the brake down, then turn the switch to 4Lo.
see if that works.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:47 PM
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try this: with truck in gear, Hold the brake down, then turn the switch to 4Lo.
see if that works.
^ True this. Brake pedal has to be down.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:48 PM
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^ True this. Brake pedal has to be down.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:16 PM
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i have tried everything holding down the brake pedal puting the truck in neutral engaging 4low while not moving. i started the truck and tried to put in in 4 low and the light came on but then i tried to put it in 4 low again a nothing. did everything exactly the same steped on the brake, put it in neutral and not moving at all. i also shut down and started the truck again and 4low did not engage.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:36 PM
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:53 PM
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manual trans?? clutch has to be pushed down
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:12 PM
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Directly from a 98 Ranger Owners Manual

Shifting between 4X4 HIGH (4WD high) and 4X4 LOW (4WD low)
1. Bring the vehicle to a stop.
2. Depress the brake.
3. Place the gearshift in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress
the clutch (manual transmission).
4. Move the 4WD control to the 4X4 HIGH or 4X4 LOW position.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: 4wd Low Not Working

I finally figured it out the 4x4 switch was bad. thanks for all your help guys.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:29 AM
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I finally figured it out the 4x4 switch was bad. thanks for all your help guys.
Huh, that's strange.
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