Every trouble code has a diagnostic route to follow to resolve the faulty component. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. Is there anything else I can check before tearing into the front hubs? Sounds like you need to check front hubs out. There is a sensor at the base of the master cylinder which can leak brake fluid over the wiring circuit, and cause the electrics to short out. Any help would be much appreciated. Both seem to be fine. I want you to post your process.
I read in the other thread that the shift motor is very prone to moisture getting in it and I did wash my truck recently but then it sat inside for a week while I was on holidays. If I'm only using 4x4 for a certain situation like wet grass in a yard, I put the case in 2wd unlock the hubs and back up for a few feet, it has never stuck and I don't think I've ever needed to do the reverse deal, but ya know. Went to another Ford dealer directly afterwards, fearing the last parts guys didnt know what he was talking about, and unfortunately got the same exact answer. For the 4Lo I find a nice steep hill,stop put transmission into neutral and switch into 4Lo To disengage stop go back to neutral switch to 2Hi. I have the right to edit your post, so keep your comments about others till page 2! This only applies for the push button models.
Nov 13, 2012 Hi Vernon, There could be a number of different reasons why your vehicle is failing to start. I really don't wanna have to take it in. But they probably need replaced. If you're in a bind, you have the option to drop the shift motor and use a wrench to manually shift. Hello - it sounds like the as expected.
You can hear a distinct click when you switch to 4hi but nothing happens. There is one fuse that runs the whole thing, in fact on my truck that same fuse is linked to the interior light but yours is probably different I checked my fuses and they are all fine. I've been doing my research and I'm thinking its the Transfer Case Differential Module, but I'm uncertain. Nov 28, 2012 It can be faulty 4x4 wd switch. Check to see if there is noise coming from either side of the front wheels.
I don't hear a click when I turn the switch but on start-up the 4x4 lights flash on. To work on a system that's electronically controlled,you have to get the codes from the system. And last is to check the fuel pump relay as well. If it's winter and the hubs are staying locked in I just kick it down into 2wd and keep on truckin, Like I said it's never stuck and I've never had an issue with doing it this way. Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop. The relays click and apply power to a transfer case motor.
I was reading up a bit more and I saw some people sayig it was something on their passenger side behid the glove box. Guy answered 3 years ago Bjb fuse 13, interior fuses,5,10,11,35 all power the 4w4 control system. Finally, the front axle collar is engaged and the electromagnetic clutch is deactivated. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Take them apart and clean them. I put it in park, get out and lock the hubs, shift it into 4H or 4L depending upon how much snow or how soupy my trail is on my land, and drive.
Just trying to find out where to start. These hubs break very easily, therefore causing you to lose your front wheel drive in 4 high, or 4 low. I lubed up the linkage between the manual shift lever and the transfer case so that it moves easily. In some extreme cases this has caused fires in some vehicles. If the lights become very dim, you'll need to check the battery, meaning clean the terminals and then try to start with a jump from another battery. I'm just afraid of taking the truck in because I know how the cost of things can sky rocket at the dealer.
I would check the condition of the fluid in the trans case. Try what I've suggested and if that does not solve the problem answer the questions and let me know anything else which you may think is relevant. I was gonna give the shift motor a little love tap with a hammer cause I had read that might free it up if it was locked up. It would be good to know some additional information, such as does a clicking sound come from the starter when engaged? I found it hard to believe they would discontinue the switch myself. About 4 months ago I had my cv Axel replaced on my left and right side. If you have a push button engage system then you may want to check the rubber hoses around the front drive shaft.
I don't want you guys to critique what others process is. Is there an electrical component on the transfer case that I can check? I have found the most probable cause is the relays on the control board. Make sure everthing gets put back exactly the same, or you'll have more problems. I've personally seen the issue several times, and changing the hubs has resolved the issue every time. Well it could be from water getting into the elec mot and mixing with the grease.
Nov 28, 2012 I am not sure about Ford, but several of the 4x4 models use a vacuum hose connected to engine vaccum to switch the 4x4 functions. Don't remember exactly, but that was my issue. Will be trying that out shortly. You can check this by trying the key with the head lights switched on. If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case. Sounds like you need to check front hubs out. And the center section is easy to swap with a donor Allot of these trucks had auto hubs.