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  1. lebanontn
    05-12-2011 10:44 PM - permalink
    I hope you can help me. I undid the positive lead on the right battery to unhook amp power connection while the truck was idling. It sparked a little but I didnt think too much about it. When I got in the truck the instrument lights tail lights and fog lights do not work. I checked fuses by drivers leg all good. Can you tell me if there is another fuse that powers these items or is there a computer reset of some sort?
  2. FireMe
    01-26-2010 07:06 PM - permalink
    PART 2

    The front driveshaft should turn if the selector is in 2wd and the hubs have had an opportunity to unlock. Hubs do stick sometimes, and like the transfer case they will not unlock if they have pressure on them. If you want to check the transfer case shift consistency, remove one of the front hubs and switch the tansfer case between 2 and 4wd while checking to see if the front driveshaft turns. Obviously it should spin in 2wd and not in 4wd.

    For maintenance on your hubs, check out "Guzzle's" web page:


    If maintenance doesn't help, the hubs may need to be replaced.

  3. FireMe
    01-26-2010 07:05 PM - permalink
    Part 1

    The transfer case has spring-loaded shift linkage that will not pull the gears out of engagement if they have pressure on them. If you drive on a hard surface with the transfer case engaged, pressure will build on the gears and you will have to back up or goose the throttle to remove the pressure before the shift is completed. This is true of all part-time transfer cases, whether they are manual or automatic.

    Remember that the indicator lights on the dash show the position of the shift motor, NOT the position of the gears themselves. It is common for the shift motor to move to the 2wd position without the gears moving due to pressure on them. The shift will complete when the pressure/bind is removed from the gears. This is completely normal.

    Remember the 4wd system is made up of two subsystems: The transfer case system and the hub lock system. Both are run by the same module, but other than that have nothing in common, and both must work for the 4wd to work.
  4. Ford ST
    01-23-2010 08:06 PM - permalink
    Ford ST
    I switched out the electric motor. the actuation "sounds" much better, stronger, louder. Soooo, I took it over to the school. It will go into 4x auto. However, I have a hard time getting it out of 4x. I would have to turn off truck and back up..etc.

    From what you said, It sounds like i need to PM the hubs, like they are sticking, Or an intermitant vacuum, which is consistently intermitant.
    Also, Is the front shaft suposed to turn when in 2H? I manually tried to turn it and its locked in gear, when the 4X light is extinquished. I thought some trucks did that, but I didnt think this one did?
  5. Ford ST
    01-07-2010 10:38 PM - permalink
    Ford ST
    Fire Me,
    Hope you dont mind me dropping you a line, but ive been trying to decipher all the readings and you seem the most knowledgeable.
    I have a 03 F350. It has the dial select of "high and low" in the cab. The last time i tried to engage the 4x, it didnt work. The indicator said i was good to go, and you could hear the transfer case engage, in both H and L. At the time I was unsure of the hub positions. I reversed them, thinking some kid messes with them.. etc. currently I have them counter clock wise, however, I just changed them to that 1 hour ago.

    Is this system fully auto/electric, or does the hubs manually lock as well? vague, but.... not familiar with this system. My last for was an old F100 4x shorty.

    any insight would be appreciated.
  6. pilotsaunders
    11-04-2009 07:00 PM - permalink
    Fire me,

    It sounds like you know what your talking about when it come to the hubs on a 4x4.

    Is it the axle shaft that push's the inner part of the locking hub to make it work like a ball point pen. Or is it vacuum that sucks the plastic in.

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    Ford Electronic Engine Controls Technician (Gas, Diesel, Hybrid) since 1992. Firefighter 2000-2012
    Northfield, MI
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