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Ford E-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Transmission, Truck
#51 of 113 4x4 light comes on but wheels don't turn!
Dec 20, 2008 (5:15 pm)
hi, recently bought a 1998 ford f250 lariat, and i live in northern canada. i i went to use the 4x4 high the other day and the light comes on but the wheels don't turn. if i put in 4x4 low in neutral the light comes on and i can hear the 4x4 engage but still nothing. i've been told i have to lock the hubs manually but my front tires have a hub cap there isn't any dials there. am i missing something or is there a problem with it? any info would be awesome, i need this 4x4 to work, the truck is useless in the snow please someone help me lol
thanks, frustrated ford guy
#52 of 113 Re: My Truck will cycles in/out of Low 4wd [darrinb]
Dec 21, 2008 (8:35 pm)
I have a '99 F250 that has the vaccum lock hubs. It did the same thing yours is doing. There is a yellow O-ring on the back side of the wheel bearing assembly on each front wheel. I cleaned them real good and replaced the O-rings. That fixed it for a while. They quit working again so I just lock my hubs in manually now. It was a pretty tough job for me to fix. I don't want to do it again. I don't think it takes much dirt or dust to interrupt the vacuum.
#53 of 113 80 250 front diff conversion
Jan 06, 2009 (7:06 am)
I have a 1980 f250 4x4 that I use for snow plowing,and I would like to change the front axle to a dana 44 straight axle. Has anyone done this? What year front axle did you use, pitman arm, and or steering box? any help would be greatly appreciated
#54 of 113 Re: 4x4 light comes on but wheels don't turn! [ford_dude1]
Jan 07, 2009 (6:40 am)
not sure if you found the answer to your problem but i will post anyhow. make sure you don't have to pop the covers off the front hub caps. on my f250 there was hub caps on it and the centers of the hub caps popped off to gain access to the manual lock outs. GL . Ben
#55 of 113 1997 ford f-150 4x4 problem
Jan 16, 2009 (9:49 am)
I have no power at my 4x4 switch. I can manually put it in four wheel by taking the
electric motor off the transfer case and turning the knob on the transfer case and locking in the front axle actuerator. All my fuses are good, where do I go from here? I got a feeling its this thing called a generic electronic module where is it.
#56 of 113 Re: 1997 ford f-150 4x4 problem [rummel]
Feb 04, 2009 (9:21 am)
I have the same problem. Did you find a solution?
#57 of 113 Re: 1997 ford f-150 4x4 problem [dfortman]
Feb 05, 2009 (2:17 pm)
No as of yet I have not but i did learn there are some sort of shift plates in the electric motor that tells the computer what position the motor is in so then the computer will know how to shift, if the computer can't read it it will not respond. I put a new motor on mine and nothing happened so i took the motor back now i find out you have to reset the computer so it will respond i read you can just unhook the battery to reset it i have to wait to get some money before i try again. Let me know what happens if you get to it before i do.
#58 of 113 Re: Problems With 4/wd On 2003 F-250 [eatmytailpipes]
Mar 07, 2009 (11:29 am)
hey my 150 has the same problem what it is after find it out of course the fork in the shaft that connects ur axle's to the gear is probably worn down to the point wheres its not making contact have it checked thats all my problem was.... kinda pissed the dealership didnt tell me about it but appearently its a big problem with fords
#59 of 113 ford f150 4 wheel drive
Mar 23, 2009 (6:30 pm)
does anyone know if you can manually disconnect the 4 wheel drive, mine is stuck and will not disengage and I can only drive 35 miles an hour. I do not need the 4 wheel drive it has been nothing but problems.thanks
#60 of 113 Re: Problems With 4/wd On 2003 F-250 [pennywise3]
Mar 23, 2009 (6:33 pm)
thanks for the info, is there a price range that you know of for this, my budget is very low and if i can do this I would prefer.