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#107 of 113 F-250 (2006) auto hubs disengage
Feb 01, 2012 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2006 Ford F-250 6.0 Diesel truck. I have been having issues with the auto 4x4 hubs for 3 years. I have taken it to ford 6 times now and they have attempted to fix it several times, they replaced the switch behind fuse panel, the transfer case motor part, checked lines for a vacuum leak and they cant find a problem. Since it only happens intermittently its tough to diagnose.
It works fine when I get out and lock the hubs. I also had my hubs replaced recently just in case. No difference. I can put it in auto 4x4 high it works fine for a while then at some point while driving it disengages and I am unaware it has happened. The light stays on and the truck otherwise is fine but I have almost killed myself and someone else when it came out on the freeway in a storm and I could not maneuver the truck to avoid a car spun out. I drove it into the median instead of hitting the little car and scared me to death and them too. It continues to come out at random. Then this last time I got it back from Ford it was fine but then it was so cold and icy that it would not go in at all (unless I locked manually) and there was ice build up all over the under side of truck. It made a noise from the drivers side of the truck that sounds like when you take a card and stick it in your kids bike wheel, but it was not with each rotation. I took it to Ford they were able to hear it, but then it got warm out and it stopped. It has something to do with really cold temperatures I think. I can only think of the compressor? Please help I cant afford another close call like that!
#108 of 113 Re: 2000 f150 4x4 problems [icemaan]
Jul 22, 2012 (8:03 am)
I am having the same problems with my 2002 F-250. Have you fixed the problem? If so what was it?
#109 of 113 Re: do dah do dah Ford [frog12]
Jul 22, 2012 (8:25 am)
Did you fix the problem? I am having the same thing on my 2002 F250 7.3.
#110 of 113 Re: Different Supercrew 4x4 Problem [jeff155]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:29 am)
I'm having the same problem. 2 years ago I ttok it to the Ford dealerand they found the vacum hose to the front differitial had rotted. When ever I would speed up it would loose vacum causing the front diff lockers try to engauge. They fixed the problem by splicing the tube and temperarly fixing the problem. Now I'm having the same problem 2 years later and I haven't used the 4 wheel drive that much. I took it back to the dealer and he showed me the tubing that you have to check for a hole. It costs me $212.00 the first time after I had all new bearings put in the rear end that costs about $350.00 and checked the front differential and had the oil changed that costs about $185.00. I'm not happy with the system. It's to easily liable to fail. If I could have a older truck with the same features and a manual 4 wheel drive shift I would trade it for that.Good luck on your problem.
#111 of 113 2002 F150 4x4 problems
Oct 19, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I have a 2002 F150 (5.4L). The 4x4 will not engage. The stick will only move side to side. Please let me know what I'm looking at.
Dec 31, 2012 (12:42 pm)
just bought a 2008 f150 lariat ,everything about it LOOKS mint. after about 4 days i have been using it in town on snowy ,icey roads in 4x4hi. when i stop ,shift into reverse ,and back up at low speed i hear/feel rattling in front end .shift back to drive and go forward at low speed same thing.once my speed increases sound goes away and everything great at normal driving speed.im not a mechanic,thats why im here for advice.is this normal with the ford 4x4.something wrong with hubs???
#113 of 113 Re: 4x4hi noise [rollaman]
Jun 15, 2013 (8:27 pm)
i just purchased a 2008 f150 SuperCrew and have expeienced the exact same problem when in low idle. This truck drove great for 4 days (oddly enough) then began to make, and you could feel, a rattle/vibration coming from the front end. It happens to make this noise when in reverse or in drive and at a very low speed. When i accelerate the rattling is gone and you don't feel it again until it's in low idle. Have you figured out what happened to be wrong with your truck? Your post sounds identical to what I've been experiencing. Any help would be appreciated!!!