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#121 of 189 Re: 2002 Explorer 4WD problems, HELP please! [plm454]
Feb 25, 2010 (12:52 pm)
I had the same issue with my 02 Ford Explorer XLT. Overdrive Light & 4 Wheel High Light blinking like crazy, and my 4 wheel drive wouldn't engage. I heard a loud clunk! Well the clunk was my bands in my tranny were burned out and a part that held it in broke right off, also my planetariums were gone. Had my tranny rebuilt for $1,200.00's by a local mechanic. Runs mint.
Now the 4 wheel drive issue was something different. Mine stopped working all of a sudden. Low and behold when we pulled the tranny out we noticed that on the transfer case there is a wiring clip that is near the 4 wheel drive motor. In this group of wires there is a brown ground wire. We found that this wire came off its original grounding point on the under body of the truck. So we re-grounded the wire to the cross member, and my 4 wheel drive works great not one problem. So before you spend lotsa money on modules etc. Please check for this wire, it could save you a lot of head aches. If not, you can purchase this module for about $80.00ís remanufactured.
Hope this can help someone.
#122 of 189 Re: 2004 Explorer 4x4 High Flashing> Where is module loated under dash [jtruckergirl]
Mar 02, 2010 (10:31 pm)
As it turns out it does not even have one! It is built into PCM so you have to replace whole thing, my new question is wheres the PCM located?
#123 of 189 03 XLT Explorer Auto 4WD
May 10, 2010 (7:01 pm)
Hello we bought an 03 XLT about one month ago in very good condition with 71,000 and although i have no need for Auto 4WD right now i would like to know how to use it. Is there a dash light indicator for Auto 4WD? I notice one for Low and High?
If you press auto 4wd what happens? I pressed it once and nothing lit up. I just want to make sure everything works properly.
Any insight would be appreciated.
#124 of 189 Re: 03 XLT Explorer Auto 4WD [shaunaromero]
May 11, 2010 (7:26 am)
Auto 4WD is when your vehicle needs to use it-it goes in automatically.
The 4W high button is for when your really stuck or need extra power or even towing heavy objects. You shift it into Nuetral then press the 4W High button it should blink then it will go into 4W High, same goes for 4W Low. (Light should blink as well) if it's not lighting up you may need a new 4 Wheel Drive Control Module. On most explorers it's located in the Glove box. You can buy these aftermarket for about $80.00's. New, they are expensive.
Also if it's not going into 4 Wheel at all there is a wiring harness on the bell housing area of your transmission. If there is a ground wire that isn't connected that will cause your 4 wheel drive to not work at all. You can ground this wire to the cross member frame if needed.
Hope this helps.
May 11, 2010 (8:00 am)
thanks for replying so do i have to press 4 auto for it to work or will it do it automaticallY>?
#126 of 189 Re: 4wd auto [shaunaromero]
May 13, 2010 (3:57 pm)
The 4WD Explorer is built to run in Automatic 4WD on a 24/7 basis. You need do nothing unless you want to lock it in to 4 wheel high or low. Four wheel high simply requires that you go real slow on a slippery surface and press the button. Four wheel low is a totally different story - stop, put the tranny in neutral, depress the brake and push the 4WD Low button. Keep you foot on the brake as you put the tranny back into "drive" because the vehicle will lunge forward if you don't. Reverse the procedure to disengage - brake, tranny in neutral, press Automatic 4WD or 4 Wheel High, whichever the situation calls for.
Paul Baragona Raleigh
#127 of 189 Re: 4wd auto [baragona]
May 13, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Thanks for the info Paul you were very helpful
#129 of 189 1999 ford explorer
Jun 19, 2010 (1:23 pm)
I have a 1999 ford explorer and when i make a Sharp right or left it make a binding noise,when i took off the front drive shift it stop.I have 14 wires and pins on my shift motor and all i can find so far is a 7 wire shift motor thats what the auto store said the book call for,i'm not 100% sure it;s the shift motor yet i do have a back tire that looks copped on the inside.could a back tire cause this binding in the front?And when i have it in neutral i can hear it shift from 4 wheel high to low and back but i can't hear anything when i go back into auto. Please help Thank you
#130 of 189 Re: 1999 ford explorer [fishnjoer]
Jul 24, 2010 (8:23 pm)
I'm having the same problem with mine. I have change the four wheel drive motor and the switch. I have been told their are two wires that go into the front axle on the top left hand side. I haven't been able to get far enough under there to be able to see it. There might be a brown wire that comes off the transfer case motor that grounds its self to the transfer case cross member. I will relay messages to you on my progress so it can help you with yours. The chopped look on the tire is from a lack of rotation and or you are needing new rear shocks.