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Old 11-01-2010, 01:30 PM
quadguy quadguy is offline
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Default 4x4 not kicking all the way out

For awhile now, sometimes ater taking the 4-wheel out (push button) I'll go to take off (forward) and it sounds like the power steering. Then I have to put it in rev. (5-spd.) 2-3 times "or" spin out 1 time to get it back to rear wheel drive. I'm get'n ready to put new mudders on the rear and don't wanna have to spin the new tires to make sure it's outta 4 wheel. Any suggestions on what the problem is? The local mechanic already checked the rearend and transfer case fluids 2 mos. ago.
1991, V6, 5-spd., 4x4, supercab, SWB, 14 mpg (lots of power and torque), 70w HID long range KC lights, homemade 3/16" front bumper w/ D-rings, Nexen Roadian M/T front & rear tires ($500/set). Dana 35 front [WORK TRUCK]
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:33 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: 4x4 not kicking all the way out

that is some what normal, at least with my experience with these trucks. even my 01 takes a minute to disengage the 4x4 after the light goes out sometimes. my 86 and 93 manual shift cases even took a bit to unlock. usually reversing a few feet will do the trick. next time, just for kicks put the trans in neutral and then take it out of 4x4, see if that works.
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
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2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
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