Dec 09, 2015 the first thing to do is to have the trany computer scanned for codes, the code will help alot in pin pointing your problem,you can try autozone they scan for free, these trucks that ive worked on. If the module sees something that doesn't make sense, it sets the light, and if the switch is bad, it just assumes you've never tried to command four wheel drive. Have checked fuses vaccum and electrical connections right front firewall , kinda lost at this point, wonder if the 4wd switch on dash could be faulty. Mine is stuck in 4Hi. I had no way of knowing you'd know what you're talking about.
This will tell you right away whether you have manual or locking hubs. This is the actuator motor for the four wheel drive. If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem. Start a new thread with the results of your checks, and we'll go from there. A number of different bed lengths were available as well, including both a short great for urban living and long great for the farm bed.
The only way we can get it to come out of low is to disconnect the battery cable, Let it sit over night, Turn the switch off, Then reconnect the battery, It came out. Hello It seems as if I have the same type of problem. The other wheel should spin the opposite direction. Granted you'll have to get out of the truck and lock the fronts in, but if your going four wheeling you want that stuff to work. Remove the drive shaft by loosening the straps that hold it to the rear end. If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case.
If only one turns, don't be alarmed. The other wheel should spin the opposite direction. You also will have a fuse for the four wheel drive in your fuse panel. I have replaced the transfer case and it hasn't helped the problem. Is the extra traction worth the extra cash? Some you even have to have your parking brake. Thoes automatic lockouts are ok, I can tell ya you'll be stuck more than your not there not very dependable. Once on the ground, slide the transmission out and away from the bottom of your truck.
There are issues with the 4x4 system I. It should separate from the engine easily. When turning the front driveshaft by hand, the front wheels may or may not turn. I've had a problem with the 4x4 on my 97 f150 for some time now. Jack up your truck and safely support using jack stands! The manual locking hubs are more common on trucks. I might be totally wrong. If someone out there has a suggestion it would be greatly appreciated.
I have been pulling my hair out over this same problem. Step 3 Start the vehicle and let it idle. Step 1 Jack up the front end and place it securely on jack stands. Re-attach the pan with a couple of bolts to hold it in place. I've never seen them go bad they're near your battery junction box.
I cut this out of the 2005 shop manual for Four Wheel Drive - Electronic. Remove the inspection plate from the front of the transmission case. It also has the shift on the fly switch. I have a 1999 ford f250. Of course, there's also the possibility the module went stupid on you and doesn't recognize wrong when it sees it. We recently posted a question as to suggestions on what may cause the problem, No answer yet.
We are still searching for an answer to repair the problem, But for now, That's all we can do on our's. Check out our step-by-step guide that will help you diagnose and fix the problem. I might be totally wrong. If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem. First, we need to narrow it down to a transfer case issue, or a front axle issue.