Hello new member here. This past summer my stepfather gave me his 2001 f250. It has 231,000 he was the only previous owner. The truck sat in their driveway for the past year with only a few miles put on in that time. Ive replaced the brake lines a caliper and a few other things to make it road worthy again. Sitting that long didn't help a lot of things along with western Ny winters. Anyway about the four wheel drive problems. The truck has had the original hubs replaced by warn hubs sometime in the past. They are not the problem. The problem is when I turn on the four wheel drive (dash mount switch) the orange 4x4 light comes on but it is not engaging. The same with 4 low. Neither work. When I lock the hubs in they are definitely engaged but the transfer case is not registering what to do. Anyone ever have this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Eric
I'm not 100% sure (someone else please feel free to chime in) but I believe it's on the transfer case itself.
I believe your talking about the electric motor that engages the transfer case? It is located on the bottom of the transfer case, looking up at it you'll see a connector with two wires going into it, further up there is another connector with 6-8 wires I really dont remember, anyways that where its located.
You could also check to see if your relays are working, I think the only way to check is just to buy two news one, which are pretty cheap. On my 2001 5.4 v8 they were next to the fuse box under the hood. Looking straight on from the head light the relay box sat off to the left (passenger side) there is another one (at least on mine) directly in front of the fuse box which is for a trailer break system.
Thanks for the info. So as far as you know there are no relays hiding in the dash? Everything should be able to be accessed from the engine bay and beneath the truck on the t-case? Not sure if this matters if anyone else has any input but it is a 5.4 if that matters.Thanks again!
Well I started off by looking at the relays and they were both missing!!! So I went over to the ford dealer and they couldn't give me the part numbers they said they didn't have an 01 book. sc0r1a any chance you could give me the part numbers off of yours I would greatly appreciate it. I have no clue who would have and why they would have pulled them out. Thanks Eric. I would have posted a picture but I couldn't figure out how to do it.