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#141 of 209 Ford Ranger 2006 4x4 Problems
Feb 10, 2010 (4:06 pm)
I`m new here. Ford Ranger 06 has 4x4 Problems. It will engage H & Low. After a mile or So it sounds like You are Running over Sticks or Bumps. Then it will Settle out and Do it again . 2 Major Snow Storms in Pa. It will Run Fine out of 4x4 . Any Ideas ? I have also Had Wheel Lock up . So I don`t use the Parking Break Much . Just leave it in Gear to Park. I had an 98 Ranger it also Locked up. Had to Get new Emergency Cable... Is this going to be a Costly Fix. Thanks for Your Time
#142 of 209 Re: Ford Ranger 2006 4x4 Problems [prayerhiker]
Feb 11, 2010 (3:49 pm)
My 2003 is doing the same thing. I have heard everything from one tire is wore worse than the others and that is causing it to the u joints are bad. Has anyone fixed this problem. I do not want to start throwing money at it and not fix the problem.
#143 of 209 Re: 96 Ranger 4 X 4 Not Working [exploder750]
Feb 12, 2010 (11:55 am)
I was wondering if the hubs from ebay fixed your problem. I have a 97 that does the same thing you mentioned, I have automatic hubs, can I change them to manual or should I go back with automatic?
#144 of 209 1997 4x4 automatic locking hubs????
Feb 12, 2010 (12:02 pm)
I have a 1997 ranger 4x4 with automatic hubs, everything is working on the 4wheel drive, except the hubs are not engaging. can these be changed to manual hubs or should I go back with the automatic hubs. I found some manual hubs on ebay for $265, it comes with a conversion kit to change them over.(not sure if that works) or I can get some rebuilt automatic hubs for $225.
#145 of 209 Ford Ranger 2006 4x4 Problems
Feb 12, 2010 (4:46 pm)
I went to the Ford Dealer today . I took my Wife and engaged the 4x4 on the way in. She also noticed the Bump noise. The Mechanic took it on a 15 mile Ride and Could not hear any Problem. Ran a Computer Test on it and said that the 5 & 6 spark plug /wires were showing up on the test.... I said I would Do the Work. I pick up Plugs & Plug Wires. Change out 2 Tonight. 5&6 . Will Change out the Rest Tomorrow. He seem to Think that the Engine was Lugging down when in the 4x4 Mode causing a problem. ?
#146 of 209 Re: 1997 4x4 automatic locking hubs???? [jpwebb]
Feb 12, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I had a 98 Ranger and it would do the Same Thing. It would Read that it was in 4x4 HI and not engaged. I t was bitter cold out that Winter . No Garage and the Pneumatic part Froze up. When it Thawed out it Worked. I had a Friend who was a Mechanic and Said just get the Hubs that you Manually Lock in / out . Just a Thought.
#147 of 209 Ford Ranger 06 4x4 Problems
Feb 23, 2010 (4:56 pm)
Still working on the 4x4 Problem. Changed out 4 of the 6 Plugs/ Wire so Far ... 2&3 are a Real Bear to Get To. Anyway It Ran smoother but still front end noise only when engaged in 4x4 . Runs Great out of 4 Wheel. ???? III JOHN 2
Feb 25, 2010 (12:05 pm)
i have a 97 ford ranger when i turn knob nothing happens even the lights on the dash don't light up 4 the 4wd just recently had my bro put a new transfer case motor on still nothing when he had raised the truck the only wheel that spun was the driver side rear he had looked up online about the problem and someone had said about the shift module (located in the dash) we r both rackin r brains about this can someone help i have a feeling i'm just gonna have 2 do a process of elimination
#149 of 209 Re: 4x4 won't work [thebratt73]
Feb 25, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I had the same problem with my 02 ranger. It took me 2 years to figure it out with out paying a ton of money to someone. But my problem was the 4x4 control module, located under the passenger side kick panel. Simple to remove kick panel and module(2 screws). Module costed me $180.00 through a friend who works for a dealership. But since I put it in, I have been able to beat the piss out of my truck without worring about getting stuck!!! Extremely happy with my ranger again. I was thinking about getting rid of it due to all the 4x4 problems I have heard about. GOOD LUCK!!!!
#150 of 209 2001 4X4 Hi/Lo shifting problems
Mar 01, 2010 (10:23 am)
I found your site yesterday and it was useful to me. It helped me hone in on the problem with my ranger. So in appreciation I would like to let others know what I found.
I have owned my ranger since new, it was in garage at night until last year and the 4X4 worked until 2 months ago. When it failed me I called dealer who said that the shift motor on transfer case was probably bad - cost to replace about $400. After researching this I bought a rebuilt motor, installed it and still had the problem. But by this time, I was suspecting a different problem because sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. After reading the threads on this site, and another, I tried disconnecting the battery and resetting the electronics. Still would not work all the time. About a week ago I noticed that it would not work when it was cold but would work after I had driven it for 30 minutes. At first I thought it was the shift motor warming up but I now know it is the control module. I proved this by waiting for it to be cold (less than 40F), seeing that it didn't work then warming the CM with a hair dryer. I took the panel off to expose the CM when I warmed it. Now I am trying to buy the CM off of Ebay. I suspect that some of the other folks who have had problems when it snowed, etc may have the same problem. I also wonder if I have had the problem for awhile but that it didn't show up sooner because the Ranger was in the garage.