Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2004 - 2008 F150 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Ford F150's with 5.4 V8, 4.6 V8 or 4.2 V6 engine
SPONSORED BY:
Click HereAdvertisement

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-06-2010, 07:30 PM
magnet1's Avatar
magnet1 magnet1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 278
magnet1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
4WD SOLENOID

I have read many threads on the 4wd solenoid from replacement to tapping on it to get you out of a jam. I try and use mine once in a while through out the summer, But I still have trouble here and there with it engaging quickly. It seems to take a little bit for the light to kick on. And the 4 LOW can really be time consuming sometimes to get in.

Is there any preventative maintainance that can be done to this set up to make the transition go easier and quicker before the snow season hits? Is there any lube or spray I can put on it to help? Even if I have to take it off to spray it, It would be worth it.
__________________
'05 Black S/C
-S&B CAI
-SCT X3 Power Tuner
-MB 17"s
-Hell Bent 2.5" leveling kit
-Blacked Out Headlights
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-06-2010, 09:11 PM
Wilber15 Wilber15 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 892
Wilber15 is starting off with a positive reputation.
There is an updated solenoid you can get w/ a rainhat buillt into it to deflect the water away. This is the problem they have, the rain water comes down the windshield cowl and makes it's way into the solenoid itself and corrodes it.
__________________
If it ain't broke.....change stuff till it is!

Ford Dealership Tech...
Ford Diesel Apprentice...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2010, 02:17 PM
fordtruckman's Avatar
fordtruckman fordtruckman is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kzoo
Posts: 2,821
fordtruckman is a splendid one to beholdfordtruckman is a splendid one to beholdfordtruckman is a splendid one to beholdfordtruckman is a splendid one to beholdfordtruckman is a splendid one to beholdfordtruckman is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilber15 View Post
There is an updated solenoid you can get w/ a rainhat buillt into it to deflect the water away. This is the problem they have, the rain water comes down the windshield cowl and makes it's way into the solenoid itself and corrodes it.
They did this to my truck I believe because I had the same problem. Check with the....dealership... and they will know exactly what to do.
__________________
Matt | 2004 F150 SCAB 4.6l 4x4 |

[URL=http://www.fuelly.com/driver/MatthewSimmons08/f150]
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 02:17 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Line X vs. Bedliner spray imlowr2 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 22 08-03-2011 12:22 AM
05 superduty stuck in 4x4 low bilter Super Duty & Heavy Duty 18 02-25-2011 07:55 PM
1993 bronco E40D help sprayed 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco 2 07-31-2005 05:33 PM
'93 Lightning Solenoid(s) Kitester Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 5 04-03-2005 09:36 PM
wd 40 FORDbigblock4X4 Performance & General Engine Building 5 07-28-2004 11:35 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F150

Tags
150, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 4wd, conversion, f150, ford, fwd, kit, location, rain, soleniod, solenoid

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 04:07 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