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#1 of 60 4x4 not working
May 11, 2009 (8:58 am)
I have a 98 that the 4x4 indicator lights will go on but it will not be in 4 wheel drive. I put all new ball joints in and after that I noticed 4wd was not working. Is there something I could have messed up doing that? Or do you think the transfer case shift motor just happened to go bad, and if so would the indicator lights still work? they dont blink. thanks for any help.
#3 of 60 Auto 4 wheel drive
Jun 29, 2007 (2:07 pm)
My 99 Expedition Eddie Bauer has full time 4 wheel drive. Or at least it has A4x4 on the switch. WHen turning steep into a parking space or out on the road it jumps and hops as if it were in 4wheel high or something. Is this normal or is something wrong?
#4 of 60 SOMTHING IS WRONG.
Jul 03, 2007 (4:44 am)
You are destroying your 4x4 system!!! either use 2h until you need 4x4 or get your transfer case fixed. It is clearly not working automatically.
You are seriously damaging your wheel hubs in the front if you continue to drive on dry pavement in 4x4.
#5 of 60 Re: SOMTHING IS WRONG. [mschmal]
Jul 03, 2007 (2:49 pm)
I took it to a mechanic and he told me that the posi trac clutches needed to be rebuilt, in other words the rear end needed to be rebuilt,,but another mechanic told me that he would first try replacing the grease and additive in the rear end and see if that fixes it first. What do ya think? And, there is no 2H on this ride,,,its either,,A4x4, 4hi, 4lo,,,both mechanics told me that its auto 4x4,,only comes on if the front and rear wheels are turning at different speeds,,,then some rotation is transferred to the front wheels.
#6 of 60 Re: SOMTHING IS WRONG. [skudd]
Jul 04, 2007 (10:53 am)
I agree totally that you can't leave it as is. This type of wear will distroy your gears very quickly. I'm no mechanic, so I don't know the ins and outs of how the auto system engages and disengages, but it could be that something is hung/stuck. If that's the case it's possible that adding some sort of "lube" (be it grease of oil) could correct the problem. However, being a 99 (and assuming about 80k+ miles) ... it certainly wouldn't be shocking to need a rebuild.
Either way, if it is in the state all the time, I would stop driving NOW!!
#7 of 60 Re: SOMTHING IS WRONG. [mbsengineer]
Jul 04, 2007 (2:08 pm)
Yep I plan on it,,,only to drive it to the shop.
#8 of 60 Re: Auto 4 wheel drive [skudd]
May 31, 2008 (6:38 am)
Could you please elaborate on how did you resolve this problem? I am having the exact same problem and can't seem to find a resolution.
#9 of 60 expedition exhaust fumes in cabin
Jun 26, 2008 (1:18 pm)
I recently got a 2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4+4, and immediately started smelling what seemed to be exhaust fumes in the passenger cabin. The fumes were masked at first by the strong "new car" and "new leather seat" smells, but evntually they wore off and now exhaust or similar fumes still seem to be seeping into the passenger cabin. They seem strongest with the right rear window (located above the tail pipe) is rolled down, especially if a window on the opposite side of the car is also rolled down. This arrangement apparently reduces internal passenger cabin air pressure, creating a suction allowign exhaust to get in???
Fumes seem also to be either entering the cabin in the rear cargo area, or gathering there and being distruibuted by the rear heat-cool system ventilation fan through the ceiling air ducts.
Ford has tried repeatedly to diagnose and fix the problem, but seems to be having trouble identifying the cause. They are willing it fix it, but so far have not figured out the cause. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?
I need help. I have new car that I cannot drive or take my kids in safely.
Thanks for any ideas.
#10 of 60 four wheel drive issues.
Jul 25, 2008 (9:28 am)
Im having some issues with the automatic 4x4 I think. the truck is making a vibrating sound when it picks up speed i was thinking maybe the transfer case was stuck or something of the sort because it started doing it right after I had used the 4x, but ive tried everything from pulling in reverse, to going back offroad to loosen it but with no avail. please help me!!