If it has 12 volts, the actuator is the problem. Nov 17, 2011 Fuse is located at the end of eh dash on drivers side and the Actuator is located at the front differential and on the passenger side. This article applies to the F-250, F-350 Super. So i am goona start there. I found it hard to believe they would discontinue the switch myself.
Hello, I too have a 1998 Ford Ranger that the 4 wheel drive does not engage. They are very simple, first remove the hub cap. Prepare to be beaten up. Any help would be much appreciated. It wont engage into 4x4 when I turn the switch.
If I'm only using 4x4 for a certain situation like wet grass in a yard, I put the case in 2wd unlock the hubs and back up for a few feet, it has never stuck and I don't think I've ever needed to do the reverse deal, but ya know. The front axle actuator has four circuits connected to it, a front axle feed circuit, front axle ground circuit, front axle control circuit and a front axle switch circuit. If any one posts something other than the title on the first page. It is on the back, attached and behind, of the fuse box in mine. The fix is simple, manual hubs. If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case.
F-250s have a fuse box located under the passenger side, right hand foot well. If one leaks down you'll have to check the line, including the diaphragm, to locate the leak. Well afte … r 100,000 miles of doing this the automatic hubs wear down and the 4 wheel drive is unable to engage. Hope someone has a … better fix than I. I have power to the switch, and corect resistance from the switch. When shifted out of 4wd, the switch opens up and no voltage goes to the actuator.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011 You have a switch on the instrument panel? So just be wary of what Haynes and Chiltons says. Wire 50 brown is the 12v feed, and it conducts to the light blue wire 900 to the actuator. Anyone ever find out the answer to this problem? I have been doing some research online and have found one main reason for this. Wire 50 brown is the 12v feed, and it conducts to the light blue wire 900 to the actuator. I don't know if 2003 f150 is set up different then a 1997 ford f150. If your transmission begins to slip you need to diagnose it immediately, otherwise a small fix can turn into a very costly repair. Can you tell me what could have caused this.
It could be the vacuum switches in the engine compartment on the passenger side,. My f350 has front auto or manual locking hubs when the switch is used to put it in 4wheel drive it will not engage however if you manualy lock the hubs and turn the switch to 4x4 the 4 wheel drive will engage. About 4 months ago I had my cv Axel replaced on my left and right side. I don't want you guys to critique what others process is. I have an 03 f-250 4x4.
The truck should will display saved trouble codes then. What I do is put the 4x4 in Lo, drive 3 circles in both directions. I have the right to edit your post, so keep your comments about others till page 2! But when I put the test light on the gem where the white blue line goes to get nothing. When in 4wd mode, a switch on top of the transfer case conducts 12 volts out to the actuator. I don't drive this truck very much or use the 4 wheel drive very much. When shifted out of 4wd, the switch opens up and no voltage goes to the actuator. I lifted it up with the ebrake on and car in drive and the car went in gear.
It wont engage into 4x4 when I turn the switch. Most of us don't see an. However, it requires a small harness addition, a spacer, and a new actuator. When it heats, the pin in the end swells and pushes a shift fork in the front differential. I tried the heater on to see if it would go to defrost indicating faulty vacume line but nothing happened ,so I asume that the vacume isnt the problem. I tested the fuses, all are ok. When something malfunctions in an F-150 or F-250, the computer stores a code for service technicians.
But we recently had the same problem the dash showed it was in 4 wheel drive yet it wasn't. If there are problems with electronic part of the systems the shift control switch light will flash warning of a problem , If no lights you have a mechanical problem in the transfer case itself. But i had autozone run a test and the came up with something for the transfer case motor not getting power so i have to start with the switch first. Remove that plastic barrier to access the fuse box. It ended up being a shift motor? The other possible problem is the hub itself.
I have the same truck and put Warn 38826 hubs on. Once i cleaned it out and put the clip back into the switch the car engage just fine. Again,,, you should be able to hear the solenoid switching except it should be a little louder harder switch. We get a lot of snow up here in Ontario! When I'm done, I place the system in 4 Hi, drive onto the street then put it in 2 Hi. I am having a similiar problem, but I have approx 6v at the switch.