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#119 of 209 4x4 out-no drive
Oct 23, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I am trying to find out if i can disconnect the front and rear drive shafts, remove the transfer case, and replace with a longer drive shaft to perform a 2x4 bypass function only.
I am looking for feedback. This is what I want to accomplish, and here is where i am starting.
I have had a few issues with the transfer case, and i do not have the cash to spend on a new or replacement transfer case. Is there any way to bypass the transfer case when it is COMPLETELY disconnected to any moving internal gears.
It does not park when in park, the drive train up to the transfer case turns but there is a gear disconnected on the inside. it does not exhibit any transmission problems. just will not engage in the transfer case AT ALL.
History: about a year ago, my 4x4 was damages and "stuck" in 4x4 High. so to save gas, i disconnected the front drive shaft assembly. i have not had any problems with noise, vibration, etc until about a month ago. The transfer case made a crunching sound (obviously not good) and I figured i will just drive it like a truck: into the ground.
So now the transfer case is the disease. I want to bypass or isolate it, or if anyone knows where to egt the model below cheap, then I'll replace it.
Ive got plenty of depot level manuals, I'm mechanically inclined. So please leave the stupid comments to the dumb girls who think they need 2 transmissions and "halogen" fluid.
2001 Ford Ranger EXT-Cab 4x4 w/ 2" suspension lift
V6 4.0L GAS
Automatic Transmission and electronic 4x4 engagement.
Transfer Case Model No.: 1L54-7A195-CC, SN: 6C-13-54-000-037
#120 of 209 Re: More of the same -- Ranger 4x4 problem [andy106]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:44 pm)
I don't know much about 4 wheel drive, but I think I've seen lots of people that converted to manual hubs. Don't know brands, etc, but it seem to be an easy conversion. And, don't think it costs too much.
#121 of 209 Re: Ranger 4x4 problem [rlong65]
Nov 17, 2009 (4:16 pm)
My has the same symptoms. Have you heard from anyone? rogerg215
Nov 22, 2009 (12:15 pm)
my 4x4 stopped working, i changed the electric motor and that wasnt the problem, i checked the module and that dosnt seem to be the problem either. does anyone have a suggestion??
#123 of 209 Re: 4wd selector switch [grumpy77]
Nov 30, 2009 (2:18 pm)
did the module fix the problem mine does the same thing will not go to 4low
#124 of 209 Re: Ranger 4x4 problem [rogerg215]
Dec 04, 2009 (4:18 am)
Haven't heard from anyone. Maybe no one but the 2 of us has this problem. I put my winter tires on a couple of weeks ago and it seems to be doing it less now. Summer tires aren't wore very bad though. Are your tires in bad shape?
#125 of 209 Re: Ranger 4x4 problem [rlong65]
Dec 04, 2009 (10:26 pm)
The Ranger discussion here is rather slow. There are more active forums on the internet. Can't say more without violating forum rules.
#126 of 209 4x4 ranger problem
Dec 19, 2009 (2:46 pm)
I had the same problem you guyts are having with my hubs, you have 2 options, you can go with a warn hub wich is expensive, or you can go with a ford hub that cost 144.00 shipped from ford. Here is the web site for the Ford hub.
link title this is the part # FOTZ3B396A try looking on E bay for the warn option
#127 of 209 Re: Ranger 4x4 problem [bolivar]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I installed 4 new tires and that made it work like a new truck. Thanks
#128 of 209 publication help
Dec 26, 2009 (3:18 pm)
I have a 1988 Ranger 4X4 that I would like to customize. Are there any publications relating to customising just the rangers?? Or pubs dealing with custom parts? Also thinking about making it a convertable. Any help appreciated