Originally Posted by 6.2
Must be different on my 06 because I'm auto and don't gotta push in the brake lol. Unless something's wrong with mine lol.
Something might be wrong then - your owners manual says the same thing as all the others.
I've never heard anything different. In fact, the idea of depressing the brake has been tripping new Ranger owners up for years.
The following was 'borrowed' from page #148 & 149 of this PDF: 2006 Ford Ranger Owners Manual
Shifting to/from 4X4 LOW (4WD Low):
Note: Some noise may be heard as the 4WD system shifts or engages.
This is normal and should be no reason for concern.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop
2. Depress the brake
3. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, place the
transmission in N (Neutral); on vehicles equipped with a manual
transmission, depress the clutch.
4. Move the 4WD control to the desired position.
• If shifting into 4WD LOW (4WD Low), wait for the 4WD LOW light in
the instrument cluster to turn on indicating the shift is complete.
• If shifting out of 4WD LOW (4WD Low), wait for the 4WD LOW light
in the instrument cluster to turn off indicating the shift is complete.
Actually, how do you even get it into neutral without depressing the brake? I would assume we have the standard 'shift lock' that requires the brake to be depressed before shifting out of park anyway...unless I've been up too many hours in a row. lol