Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:58 PM
swampfire79's Avatar
swampfire79 swampfire79 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 68
swampfire79 is starting off with a positive reputation.
4x4 will not engage

I have a 2003 that won't engage all the time. I have manual locking hubs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2012, 02:05 PM
run6.0run's Avatar
run6.0run run6.0run is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 2,675
run6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to behold
Can you manually engage them?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2012, 02:18 PM
raptor131's Avatar
raptor131 raptor131 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,004
raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.
the tires need to be turning for it to engage, and if you have a vacuum leak it will cause them to not engage, others ,may have location of the vacuum manifold, trace the lines and check for leaks in it i assume you are talking about and ESOF truck
__________________
05' silver f-350 lariat 6.0 psd 4x4 crew cab drw, 4"inch turbo back exhaust, BPD oil cooler condenser mount, powermax turbo,dc power 190Amp OEM High Output Alternator , coolant filter, auto meter: boost, coolant temp, trans temp, egt, voltage. scan gauge II, Rds 91 gallon fuel tank toolbox combo, ready lift 2.5 leveling kit, blue spring mod.Fumuto oil drain, AE w/ford enhanced bundle.Air lift 5000 series rear air bags, SCT x4 powerflash with gearhead custom tunes Srl , 8k tow, unlimited tow. 2010 forest river Cherokee 35ft TT
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2012, 06:43 PM
run6.0run's Avatar
run6.0run run6.0run is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 2,675
run6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to behold
x2, is this an esof (electronic shift on the fly)? If so, it is not very difficult to trace down the leak. that might be the issue as long as you can engage it manually.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2012, 07:07 PM
BLADE35's Avatar
BLADE35 BLADE35 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs,UT
Posts: 16,215
BLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfire79 View Post
I have manual locking hubs.

Did you install them???

The Hubs from the Factory are auto or manual do you not have those
__________________
Benny oem hpop 1/8/14,update ipr screen
2003 6.0, 4X4 srw, short box, born on 3/28/03 Moog ball joints,DC POWER 190A ALT Duralast Goldtop batterys 10/7/2012,RECON LED SMOKE MIRROR LENS,4 inch turbo back magnaflo exhaust,no kitty, 6 in. lift, BFG 315/75r16, python remote start alarm,pioneer system2 12''subs 1600watt amps ,scangaugeII,coolant filter, blue fuel pres spring, Fresh oil cooler 6/1/11 Final Charge Cat EC-1 rated Silicate Free ELC coolant, Sinister Full egr deleate, ROTELLA T-6 5w-40syn,updatedHPO screen,updated oil filter stand pipe, TC SX8000
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2012, 07:52 PM
swampfire79's Avatar
swampfire79 swampfire79 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 68
swampfire79 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I recently bought the truck. It is a 03 f250 king ranch. This is my first ford. I have always beenbeen a Chevy man.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2012, 09:52 PM
BLADE35's Avatar
BLADE35 BLADE35 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs,UT
Posts: 16,215
BLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfire79 View Post
I recently bought the truck. It is a 03 f250 king ranch. This is my first ford. I have always beenbeen a Chevy man.

Welcome to the FORD Club
Iv Had a Few Cheveys too
Im not particulair to one brand I just want a relieable ride Dodge Failed me Miserably


On the Hubs check them out but theres an LOCK and a Auto Spot this was done specificaly for vacumm line failures

when its in auto they should lock in for you if not most common is a Vacuum leak like the Guys Mention

Then put Hub in lock and switch it in 4X4 it should go if not this way then you have issues
__________________
Benny oem hpop 1/8/14,update ipr screen
2003 6.0, 4X4 srw, short box, born on 3/28/03 Moog ball joints,DC POWER 190A ALT Duralast Goldtop batterys 10/7/2012,RECON LED SMOKE MIRROR LENS,4 inch turbo back magnaflo exhaust,no kitty, 6 in. lift, BFG 315/75r16, python remote start alarm,pioneer system2 12''subs 1600watt amps ,scangaugeII,coolant filter, blue fuel pres spring, Fresh oil cooler 6/1/11 Final Charge Cat EC-1 rated Silicate Free ELC coolant, Sinister Full egr deleate, ROTELLA T-6 5w-40syn,updatedHPO screen,updated oil filter stand pipe, TC SX8000
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-11-2012, 07:01 PM
built tough's Avatar
built tough built tough is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 146
built tough is starting off with a positive reputation.
like they said just lock your hubs in and you should be good i dont think ive ever seen a superduty once it has some wear and tare not have to use the locking hubs
__________________
2006 ford f350 superduty fx4
-4" turbo back dual magnaflow exaust, edge evolution cts, bd egr delete stc and blue spring, 4 captain king ranch chairs, jvc dvd deck
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...newtruck-1.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-11-2012, 09:29 PM
run6.0run's Avatar
run6.0run run6.0run is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 2,675
run6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to beholdrun6.0run is a splendid one to behold
A quick way to rule out anything BUT a vacuum prob..... engage the hub to lock, and try to spin the u joint that is directly behind the wheel (on the front axle). If you cannot spin the axle with the hub set to lock and can spin it when set to auto (or free if you have aftermarket hubs) its a vacuum prob. If the axle spins freely no matter what position the hub is in, replace the hub. very easy fix, you dont even need to remove the wheel. Crap, I just scrolled up and saw that yours is an 03. The previous info works for a 05 and up, not sure if you can remove the hub without removing the wheel on a 03. Swampfire, can you verify if you have the switch on the dash or a 4wd shifter on the floor? Its a king ranch so it prob has esof. If you can come back with with results then we can point you to getting it fixed asap. Might also turn the key on and not start the truck (so you can hear) and switch it to 4wd and listen for a definate noise from the middle of the truck (it will be the transfer case switching into 4wd).
__________________
Anthony
06 6.0 SRW,Fx4,cc,Lb,789k mi,Lariat,Billet..Rare six speed with a sunroof..,Edge Platinum,Airlift Dual Guage system, B&W everything,115 Aux Tank,Open Exhaust,Studs,Powermax,CCV mod,6.4 banjos, blue spring,Coolant Recirc,EGR Del, Legal Sleeper,Sat Radio,CB,In Motion Tracvision Sat TV,2 tv's,one a 28",Ranchhand,centramatics,all moog susp n steering,HD coils n leafs,2011 bed,FW prep pkg,08 mirrors,Just lots of Goodies[/size]www.sDUTYs.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-11-2012, 09:42 PM
BLADE35's Avatar
BLADE35 BLADE35 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs,UT
Posts: 16,215
BLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant futureBLADE35 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by run6.0run View Post
A quick way to rule out anything BUT a vacuum prob..... engage the hub to lock, and try to spin the u joint that is directly behind the wheel (on the front axle). If you cannot spin the axle with the hub set to lock and can spin it when set to auto (or free if you have aftermarket hubs) its a vacuum prob. If the axle spins freely no matter what position the hub is in, replace the hub. very easy fix, you dont even need to remove the wheel. Crap, I just scrolled up and saw that yours is an 03. The previous info works for a 05 and up, not sure if you can remove the hub without removing the wheel on a 03. Swampfire, can you verify if you have the switch on the dash or a 4wd shifter on the floor? Its a king ranch so it prob has esof. If you can come back with with results then we can point you to getting it fixed asap. Might also turn the key on and not start the truck (so you can hear) and switch it to 4wd and listen for a definate noise from the middle of the truck (it will be the transfer case switching into 4wd).

This should be Just Fine to test an 03 to^^^^^^^^^^^^^

and yes you can pull just the Hub on an 03 I think that the 05 just had some suspension diffrences (coil spring vs leaf spring)

This is a Great test
you can also turn the wheels right and left and spin the same axel to check U-joints noting any play or Binding but thats not you issue here just sayen
__________________
Benny oem hpop 1/8/14,update ipr screen
2003 6.0, 4X4 srw, short box, born on 3/28/03 Moog ball joints,DC POWER 190A ALT Duralast Goldtop batterys 10/7/2012,RECON LED SMOKE MIRROR LENS,4 inch turbo back magnaflo exhaust,no kitty, 6 in. lift, BFG 315/75r16, python remote start alarm,pioneer system2 12''subs 1600watt amps ,scangaugeII,coolant filter, blue fuel pres spring, Fresh oil cooler 6/1/11 Final Charge Cat EC-1 rated Silicate Free ELC coolant, Sinister Full egr deleate, ROTELLA T-6 5w-40syn,updatedHPO screen,updated oil filter stand pipe, TC SX8000
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-12-2012, 01:13 AM
swampfire79's Avatar
swampfire79 swampfire79 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 68
swampfire79 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for all the info guys. I didn't know it had auto hub for one thing. I parked in a Field while hunting and it started raining while i was in the woods. Tried moving and started spinning. So i turned my switch to 4x4 and thought i locked the hubs. Turns out one was locked and the other was in auto. I guess that's why the front didn't pull. I used the 4x4 today in auto and its working fine. Thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-19-2012, 09:36 PM
raptor131's Avatar
raptor131 raptor131 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,004
raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.raptor131 has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfire79 View Post
Thanks for all the info guys. I didn't know it had auto hub for one thing. I parked in a Field while hunting and it started raining while i was in the woods. Tried moving and started spinning. So i turned my switch to 4x4 and thought i locked the hubs. Turns out one was locked and the other was in auto. I guess that's why the front didn't pull. I used the 4x4 today in auto and its working fine. Thanks again
The tires and axles have to be spinning for them to engage, in other words once your stuck your stuck. I have witnessed on 2 separate occasions a 7.3 and a 6.0 get stuck in sugar sand next to my house they engaged the ESOF and tried manually locking hubs after it was stuck and it would not engage. This is why i engage mine before I pull my TT Anywhere near offroad. Unless these trucks were both broken by coincidence
__________________
05' silver f-350 lariat 6.0 psd 4x4 crew cab drw, 4"inch turbo back exhaust, BPD oil cooler condenser mount, powermax turbo,dc power 190Amp OEM High Output Alternator , coolant filter, auto meter: boost, coolant temp, trans temp, egt, voltage. scan gauge II, Rds 91 gallon fuel tank toolbox combo, ready lift 2.5 leveling kit, blue spring mod.Fumuto oil drain, AE w/ford enhanced bundle.Air lift 5000 series rear air bags, SCT x4 powerflash with gearhead custom tunes Srl , 8k tow, unlimited tow. 2010 forest river Cherokee 35ft TT
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-20-2012, 11:43 AM
swampfire79's Avatar
swampfire79 swampfire79 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 68
swampfire79 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Im learning my truck slowly but with the help of the board its working out now. When in auto it still will not engage all the time but if i lock the hubs and roll a bit it works fine.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-20-2012, 11:59 AM
m-chan68's Avatar
m-chan68 m-chan68 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,064
m-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant futurem-chan68 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfire79 View Post
Im learning my truck slowly but with the help of the board its working out now. When in auto it still will not engage all the time but if i lock the hubs and roll a bit it works fine.
Next time try this with your HVAC set to VENT or FLOOR. If it changes to the DEFROST position as you attempt to engage the front axles with the hubs set in the AUTO position, it sounds like you have a weak PVH (Pulse Vacuum Hub) solenoid that is in need of replacement.
__________________
http://www.yorkdaleford.com/service.html[/url]
Ford Diesel/Senior/Master Tech
....who works at a dealership that now employs SOME half decent looking female employees since they overhauled most of the administrative staff
....but STILL loves hot women with big boobies
....and STILL hates working on E-Series with 6.0L
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-20-2012, 12:03 PM
swampfire79's Avatar
swampfire79 swampfire79 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 68
swampfire79 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks ill try it
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 12:03 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4x4 not engaging mybitta1 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 7 05-29-2013 04:56 PM
4wd not engaging beckman 2004 - 2008 F150 1 01-02-2013 08:25 PM
1998 F150 4x4 will not engage goodtobeeme 1997 - 2003 F150 4 12-28-2010 06:44 PM
4wd wont engage 1993Ike 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco 1 02-21-2010 01:51 AM
Electronic Transfer Case Problems bentley 1997 - 2003 F150 2 01-10-2009 06:01 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
1997, 4x4, 73l, article, case, dashboard, engauge, f250, hubs, lockin, powered, stand, transfer, transit, wont

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup