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#150 of 189 Re: 97 Explorer Sport 4WD Transfer Case Issue...I think? [robb0929]
Feb 28, 2011 (9:18 am)
Could be your shift motor, they do go out about that time. IT's about a $400 repair unless you do it yourself.
#151 of 189 Re: 1999 ford explorer [credli]
Jun 05, 2011 (5:04 pm)
I didn't noticed this was a year old but what I read this is what it is suppose to do. You wrote that your wheels felt like they were binding when you made a sharp right or sharp left with your four wheel drive on but it does not do it when it is in auto. It is to do the fact that you are locking the wheels up when you have the 4 wheel drive on. If you put it in 4 wheel drive low it will be twice as bad. As for as the guys that has ones that won't go into 4 wheel drive low. You do have stoped and in nutural. That is the only way they will go into 4 wheel low. Unless your stuck or doing some serious off road 4 wheeling you will never use 4 wheel low. Last answer to the ones that are exciting about hearing it go into 4 wheel low and nothing in 4 wheel high. That is normal too.
#152 of 189 can some body help
Jun 08, 2011 (12:05 pm)
i have a 1999 ford explore and every time i make a sharp turn it like bounces i was told it mike be running on the 4x4 its on auto i dont understand why its running on the 4x4 can some body tell me how to stop it how i can i run it normal
#153 of 189 Re: can some body help [rosa10]
Jun 09, 2011 (6:43 am)
Or you might have failing, failed, CV joint.
#155 of 189 4 Wheel drive on a 2004 Explorer
Oct 26, 2011 (3:28 pm)
This is my 1st time driving my 2004 Ford Explorer in the snow. I went to put in into 4 wheel drive this morning and there are no lights or anything that goes on my dash to let me know that i am in 4 wheel drive?? IS this normal?
#156 of 189 Re: 4 Wheel drive on a 2004 Explorer [hidjo]
Oct 31, 2011 (1:36 pm)
NO, it's not normal. Your 4WD isn't engaging, most likely the shift motor on the transfer case is stuck or no longer working. It's about a $400 repair, but fairly simple to do. Very common failure on aging Explorers.
#157 of 189 Re: can some body help [rosa10]
Oct 31, 2011 (4:40 pm)
this may a little too late but your brobleem is a sensor on the back of the transfer case. you have to remove the 4wheel drive motor and then the 2 sensors I got mine from a junkyard for less than $10. it is an easy fix. good luck.
#158 of 189 97 ford explorer 4.0 sohc
Oct 31, 2011 (4:47 pm)
On below freezing mornings I will try to start my ford explorer and when I turn the key it barely wants to crank. a couple of trys later and all it dose is crank until the battery dosent let it anymore. so I put cables to it from my wifes car and keep trying. In order for it to start I have to pump the gas peddal until it starts. After this ordeal which has taken almost an hour it will start the rest of the day with no problem. Just wanted to know if it could be the starter or the fuel supply? Can someone help? Thanks.
#159 of 189 Re: 97 ford explorer 4.0 sohc [milkman13]
Nov 01, 2011 (2:35 pm)
It sounds more like the battery than the starter. It's possible that the starter is worn out and is pulling too much current from the battery, yet not spinning fast enough to start the engine, but cold temperature in the morning decreases the cold-cranking amps a battery has to begin with. If it's weak, it'll do what you're describing every time. As it warms up during the day, it would naturally do better. I would replace the battery first.