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Old 10-01-2011, 05:06 PM
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I've been fighting the same problem for 2 months. I think I traced the problem to corroded contacts in the transfer motor connector. Cleaned them with electronic cleaner and used a small flat blade screwdriver to knock off the larger pieces of corrosion. Now I get a 4x4 HIGH light flicker, transfer case engages and no light engine running or not. Yet when I select 4x4 LOW I get the clunk, and the light comes on. When the problem first started and I hadn't gotten to the corrosion issue, when it would work, every worked or didn't. ? ? ?
having the same problem replaced motor and now the 4x4 engages however the high light flashes for a split second and low works perfect
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I love this place!!! My 4x4 would not engage nor would the light come on. I checked out this website and BAM!! With the advice of several of you on this thread, I used the rubber mallet approach and I have 4WD working again!! THANK YOU to all that contributed!!!
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Check the electric conections at the tf case remember dielectric grease and tap on the motor
Front wheels are locking in?
Don't worry about it if they are
I had this problem on 01 sporttrac
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That suggestion to cleaning the connections at the transfer case and applying good dose of dielectric grease is a great one, I use the stuff on a lot of contacts on my Gold Wings and light bulbs when ever have them apart and plug boots.

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Don't hit it too hard with too big of a hammer ... but it's just about dead center of the picture nelow. It sticks out the back of the transfer case which is the aluminum looking thing. Thi picture is from under cab right rear looking towards left front of truck.

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Sounds like shift solenoid-motor.

Try cleaing around it for any road debris-dirt, give it a coule tapes with rubber mallet etc.

If you don't use 4wd alot or if you use it alot in dirt or mud, you should exercise it by placing it in low, then driving forward and baackwards several times, then do same in high.
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It looks like a power window motor...if you know what one of those looks like.
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It looks like a power window motor...if you know what one of those looks like.
Excellant comparison and never thought about that till now!!!
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I've been fighting the same problem for 2 months. I think I traced the problem to corroded contacts in the transfer motor connector. Cleaned them with electronic cleaner and used a small flat blade screwdriver to knock off the larger pieces of corrosion. Now I get a 4x4 HIGH light flicker, transfer case engages and no light engine running or not. Yet when I select 4x4 LOW I get the clunk, and the light comes on. When the problem first started and I hadn't gotten to the corrosion issue, when it would work, every worked or didn't. ? ? ?
having the same problem replaced motor and now the 4x4 engages however the high light flashes for a split second and low works perfect.


I am now having this same issue since replacing the transfer case motor.......did any one come up with solution to this.

Stephen

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thanks guys... my truck hasn't been able to go into 4x4 for about a week because of this problem. just tried it and it worked!! i also jiggled some wires around so maybe that was part of the issue too. interestingly enough i had been using my 4x4 regularly all winter and it just cut out suddenly after i had it boosted so it was really bugging me. couldn't figure out what happened. awesome. solved.

2007 f150 4x4 won't engage solved.

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2004 F150 4wheel probs

my truck makes a noise while driving occasionally in the front end. It will make a clicking sound and then when I stop it make a loud clunk. Could it be the 4 wheel drive trying to kick in? Tonight I tried to put it in 4 wheel drive but I only got a flicker of a light. But when I put it in 4 wheel low I get a light and it actually went in 4 wheel drive. Any suggestions? I don't believe that it engaged in 4 wheel high but I know it engaged in low
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My 2006 4x4 high and low will engage but when I start to give it some gas or start to move it will disengage I'm curious if anybody else is having this same problem. I replaced the solenoid by the battery already and that didn't do the trick.
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