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#1 of 209 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High
Jan 16, 2007 (11:33 am)
I have a 1995 ranger 4x4,5 speed manual,6cyl, 4.0L. It has shift on the fly 4 wheel drive and when I put it in 4High or 4Low it doesn't engage. However the light o n the dash still light up. I want to know if this is a minor problem and/or what the problem is.
#2 of 209 95 Ranger 4X4 wont engage
Jan 19, 2007 (3:51 pm)
How do you know for sure that it isnt engaging at all? Have you tried to take off on a sheet of ice and rear wheels turn but front dont, and vehicle sits still?
If it really isnt engaging, I would check out the motor on the transfer case that is responsible for engaging that part of the system. I am willing to bet the hubs are engaged, but the transfer case isnt.
#3 of 209 Re: 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High [pvolc15]
Feb 20, 2007 (5:20 am)
I have a similiar, if not identical problem. My 4WD indicator lights function, and low range engages when selected, but front wheels do not pull.
I've been told that this may be a rubber bumper stop in the transfer case that is worn that allows the gears to "over shift".
My Ranger is a 1995, automatic, 4.0L, shift on the fly
#4 of 209 Re: 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High [kevin97116]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:28 am)
I have had this problem with my 1994 from day one of ownership. Chances are it's the electric motor in the transfer case that is all bound up with dirt and crud. Each year I have my mechanic clean it in the fall.
#5 of 209 Re: 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High [pvolc15]
Mar 11, 2007 (11:01 am)
my 1998 will not come out of 4wheel low, the switch on dash doesnt respond as well?
#7 of 209 93 ford Ranger 4x4
May 27, 2007 (7:17 pm)
Why would automatic trans fluid come out the filler tube?
When you start the eng to check the trans level it's checks OK (cold). But you drive the truck for just a few minutes then check the level the fluid poors out. I checked the vent tube and blew air in it, it does not seem pluged.
The truck has not been driven much.
#8 of 209 Re: 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High [pvolc15]
May 27, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I believe you should have a solinoid on the trans axle. it has been known to get a bad ground, it has been known to stick. I've had this happen to me a couple times, the last time I was in 12" of snow and I had to take a hammer and tap on the solinoid and that worked. Take it off and check it out, you may just have a bad connection too.
#9 of 209 Re: 1995 Ranger 4x4: wont engage 4Low/4High [pvolc15]
Jun 04, 2007 (3:15 pm)
My 1998 Ford Ranger 4 liter auto with electronic shift on the fly seems to not be shifting into high or low 4wd. The dash light indicates 4 high but not low. I read the post about solenoid but I am wondering if it could be a fuse problem before the solenoid. Any help appreciated.
#10 of 209 93 Ranger 4x4 will not shift into 4hior4lo
Mar 12, 2007 (4:13 am)