To start off i have a 97 ranger 4x4 extended cab with a 4.0, its my first truck and i bought it a few months ago. The guy i bought it from said he had only engaged it into 4wd once due to snow.
well i have been using my truck to move some stuff around my yard and i engage it into 4wd every time due to the fact that its been raining alot lately, for instance about a week or two ago i had picked up a bunch of wood on the side of the road to use as firewood, i drove through my yard to unload i didn't like where i was so i tried to move and i started spinning so i hoped out and unloaded all the wood to see if i could move, but that didnt help, i was stuck, i tried everything i could and nothing helped, when i got out i noticed that my front wheels weren't even spinning. so i got my moms bronco to pull my truck out and i put it in 4wd and it felt completely different, like you could feel the front tires pull, so it led me to the conclusion that something is wrong with my 4wd.
After i got unstuck i drove around and put it in 4wd and you could hear it click in and it sounded like i think is the front drive shaft spinning, but it still doesnt pull in the front like my moms bronco does, and when i come to a complete stop and go again you cant hear the anything, like it disengages, what could be the problem?
thanks for any help.