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#14 of 209 4x4 problem with my Ranger
Sep 08, 2007 (5:26 pm)
I have a 2001 Ranger EDGE, 4.0 liter engine, 4-Speed 4x4 Auto with about 106,000 miles on it. My 4x4 isn't working.
I flip the switch to 4-High, and the light switches to 4-High, but no power to my front wheels. Stop the truck, put it in neutral, flip it to 4-Low, and it switches over. I can feel the power difference because it gears lower, but still no power to the front wheels.
First time I found this out I was off-roading and got stuck in some sand. My roommate was with me and noticed that my rear wheels were kicking up all kinds of sand but my front wheels weren't moving at all, even though I had supposedly had it in 4-High the whole time. Any thoughts? A friend who's a mechanic said he's almost positive it's the hubs, and the local Ford dealership says they can replace the hubs for about $300 but I need to make sure before I spend the money. Totally appreciate any help you guys can give!
Sep 18, 2007 (5:00 pm)
hello, i have a 99 ranger. it is soppose to be four wheel drive .i cant get the front wheels to lock in. has any one else had this problem? thanks
#16 of 209 my 1998 3.0 manual, is stuck in 4x4low
Mar 12, 2007 (5:19 pm)
#17 of 209 my 1998 3.0 manual, is stuck in 4x4low
Mar 11, 2007 (11:10 am)
switched to 4x4 low last night tried to switch back and it wont, stays lit up 4x4low even when knob is on 2high or 4high???help!
#18 of 209 Re: my 1998 3.0 manual, is stuck in 4x4low [cessna180]
Mar 12, 2007 (5:19 pm)
turns out a fuse # 28 was bad bought sevice manuel easy fix!
#19 of 209 Re: my 1998 3.0 manual, is stuck in 4x4low [cessna180]
Nov 20, 2007 (1:27 pm)
did you ever solve your problem with your 4X4
#20 of 209 93 ranger 4 wheel problem
Nov 24, 2007 (5:25 am)
4 wheel works lights do not work on dash box behind drivers seat clicks red light keeps going off and on is light on box suppost to be on always.i have changed motor on trans case new i have changed switches on dash used i did see them working in other truck i dont want to just keep changing parts been searching for cause all over net please any help would be helpful
#21 of 209 4x4 is dead for good
Nov 25, 2007 (10:22 am)
Although I have had problems each year with the 4x4 in my 1994 Ranger it is dead for good this time. 300,000 + miles on it so I do not want to spend any money to repair it. With winter coming does anyone know a sufficient amount of weight to add to bed for traction in snow? My son drives it now and I don't want to see him get stuck this winter. I purchased six 50 pound bags of sand and placed them in the bed over the rear axle, but I'm not sure if I should add more weight. He doesn't drive far so I don't mind the added weight for gas consumption. Has anyone ever added weight to a 2 wheel drive Ranger?
#22 of 209 Re: 4x4 is dead for good [bri66]
Nov 25, 2007 (11:02 am)
300 lbs is plenty. Remember that the added mass must be stopped as well. I used to run a 2 wheel drive in all sorts of places that most folks wouldn't dream of running. I carried about 150-200 lbs of cables, come-alongs, high lift jacks, chains, etc in a box over the axle. I had good traction tires. The weight, the tools, and a little common sense got me where I needed to go. I even went through snow as deep as my front bumper. If legal in your area and you are on ice or packed snow studded tires on ALL 4 wheels are a must have. If you are in unplowed mountain roads a good deep lugged traction tire is preferable.
#23 of 209 Re: 4x4 is dead for good [kevin97116]
Nov 26, 2007 (3:32 am)
Thanks Kevin for your input. I set all 6 bags flat in the bed over the rear axle. They shouldn't slide unless he has to slam his brakes on. Studded tires are not allowed any longer in MA. I did just buy him a new set of M\S tires as an early X-mas gift, so traction from the tires will be A+. I wished I had converted the auto hubs to manual years ago. This system Ford used back in the day (94) was awful. Thanks again, we just need to wait now for snow to see.