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#176 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [prayerhiker]
Jan 24, 2011 (5:28 am)
When it is in two wheel drive it feels like that?? Or 4 wheel drive? Mine will feel like that when the road is clear and I am making a turn in 4 wheel drive.
#177 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [cschwartz2]
Jan 25, 2011 (5:55 pm)
Good Evening ...Today the Roads were clear. No snow . I put it in 4 Hi on the way home and it started again after about a mile or so. It only happens in 4Hi . I was going to stop at the Ford Dealership to have them check it again on Fri. but I`m sure I`ll get the same Response. We can`t find any problem. so I drove by.... I drive it every day and you know if there is a problem/ funny noises etc. My wife even noticed it last winter. We are to get more snow in Pa. by Wed- Thur. Maybe I will request to go and drive with the Mechanic and point it out when it happens... if possible. Just frustrated when your paying for a quality Truck you expect the 4 wheel to work . Prayerhiker
#178 of 209 Re: 4x4 disengaging [todd98ranger]
Jan 26, 2011 (3:57 pm)
do you by chance have the vaccum pulse auto locking hubs?
#179 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [cschwartz2]
Feb 06, 2011 (4:43 pm)
What year is your truck? I have a 2000 xlt ranger and it was not designed to run in 4x4 on clear roads. Due to the front axle design the diff does not allow one wheel to spin faster or slower than the other which can cause it to buck and cause damage to the truck.
#180 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [ttp]
Feb 07, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Good evening, Replying to cschwartz2
I have a 2006 Ford Ranger 4x4 . It still feels like it Bucks or hits bumps that are not there. on snow Covered Roads or Dry Roads. That should not be an Issue . Lets say it snows 4" and You pull off and engage the 4Hi and it starts doing that again. When I first bought the truck 2 years ago . Used & Low mileage . It did not do That at all. So what Changed? I only use the 4x4 when I really need it. Some times the Front locks up. If I do not take it out of 4Hi and Use the Emergency Break. Now I just park it in Gear / 2wheel I don`t seem to be getting any answers to this Problem. It runs fine in 2 wheel. It has been very Frustrating to find an answer. PrayerHiker
#181 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [prayerhiker]
Feb 08, 2011 (5:58 am)
Mine is a 2002 xlt. That is odd. Mine is a automatic. Maybe that has something to do with it, possible not fully engaging for some reason. Before mine locks in totally it sometimes grinds or will have a hard time moving if going slow(5 MPH). But it will engage and be fine. My truck has 68,000 miles, What does yours have? Have you had anybody look at it? Have someone also check your 4x4 control module. Small brain on passenger side under kickpanel that controls 4x4. Mine was shot costed 200 to replace it. Works perfect again. Good luck!! Also, I'm tired of my small truck! Anyone want to buy it!
#183 of 209 Re: HELP ME !!4x4 while driving feels like hittin bumps that arnt there [lostinconfused]
Feb 08, 2011 (6:30 pm)
Mine does the same thing I have a 2000 ford Ranger 3.0 4x4 and I need help, and I don't know why is doing that. Can somebody help?
#184 of 209 4x4 bucking
Feb 22, 2011 (3:25 pm)
my 06 ranger does the same thing,have an appointment thurs. hope my garage is better at figureing this out.......
#185 of 209 Re: 4x4 bucking [vicc24]
Feb 22, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Good Evening vicc24,
Let me Know what You Find Out. I had to use my 4x4 this week and it was still bucking or feels like you hit Bumps that are not there. I use the Truck for Work and I need to get there on the snow days. Keep me posted on what you find out. I have an 06 Ranger about 58,000 miles on it. PrayerHiker