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#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.
#151 of 209 New CM fixed problem
Mar 06, 2010 (5:28 am)
See my previous post. Got new comand module for 4X4 control, 2001 ranger, from Ebay. This fixed my problem. I hope this helps others. It only takes 30 minutes to replace.
#152 of 209 no 4x4 and how i fixed it...
Mar 30, 2010 (8:10 am)
same as all the others, nothing happened when the knob was turned to 4x anything, i took the motor off the transfer case, checked all the mechanical involved and found nothing wrong. after reading a few comments i went and pulled out the fuse(15amp) that went to 4x4 module battery feed(B+). i left it out for about 5 min, while it was out i checked the 10 amp fuse to the 4x4 mod(run/start). nothing wrong- put it back. before i put the 15amp fuse back in, i put the switch to 4x4high and then started the truck, THEN i put the 15amp back in... bam!! finally got my 4x4 back and it was free!!
#153 of 209 Re: 4X4 problems [jmizzle]
Apr 25, 2010 (2:20 pm)
i waswondering if u ever figured out your problem, i have a 91 4x4 ranger with the same exact problem. any help would be appreciated. tmortonncdrilling.com
#154 of 209 Re: 4X4 problems [thomas60]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:15 am)
I purcahsed a set of manual lockking hubs for a $164.00 from Tellico 4 x 4 and installed them and everything works great. I have to manully change them when I want 4 wheel drive but at least I have 4 wheel drive now