Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 05-05-2009, 08:44 PM
DQuinn DQuinn is offline
Learning to use the forums
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Default 4 Wheel Drive engages and disengages by itself

I have a 2002 Ranger, 4 X 4 with a 4.0 L engine xlt (not fx4). Recently, the four wheel drive engages itself and immediately disengages itself at random times, say 3 times over a five minute period, regardless of speed. If I select 4 high, no cycling takes place and it stays in 4 wheel drive. The only other "ghost in the machine" is that the radio will all of a sudden change channels, or try to load a CD without any input from me. Does anyone have any ideas?


Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 09:23 PM
beaujt beaujt is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 302

sounds like ya have short somewhere as for the electrical 4x4... i would just pull out electrical t-case and put a manual one it hahaha, i hate the electrical ones cause they are pretty un-reliable, my 4 low quite working when i was mudding so i got stuck up to my frame rails :/ but if not, there are about 3 spots to check for hte electrical t-case, the switch in the cab, the switch at the t-case and then there's a spot behind the jumper seat on the driver's side(i think)
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I drive my 1996 Ford Ranger (2 wheel drive, 6 cylinders) on the beach/dunes? Marc A. General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 01-19-2011 06:32 PM
I have a Ford Ranger with 4-wheel drive. Now the 4-wheel drive is stuck... James H Drivetrain Tech 7 04-15-2010 04:02 PM
have a ranger 4 wheel drive having problems? chris h General Tech 3 12-13-2009 01:52 PM
will a frontwheel drive Mercury motor fit into a rear wheel drive Ranger? Waupee Other Engine Tech 1 11-29-2008 01:57 PM