Is it the hubs or the Shift motor?
I'm really confused now. A couple of weeks ago my 4x4 wouldn't engage. The lights on the dash flashed on and off, but the transfer case wouldn't lock in. From what I was first told, it was probably the transfer case shift motor. Clean or replace, no problem I can do that. I was also told I should get some manual hubs while I was at it. I can do that too.
Here's the problem. I go to replace the shift motor this morning and while I was pulling into my garage I figured I'd give the 4x4 a shot one more time. It worked perfectly. I drove around for awhile and tried it some more. Flawless. The only thing I can think of why it didn't work in the first place is that it was well below freezing when I tried it. Today it's a balmy 40 degrees. I'm thinking that maybe it isn't the shift motor at all. Maybe there's water in the vacuum lines that go to the auto hubs and when it freezes the hubs won't engage.
Am I on the right track here? I don't want to replace a bunch of parts trying to chase down the problem. What do you guys think I should do here?
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 4x4
31" Wildcat AT's / Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust / SCT X-Cal 2 / K&N Cold Air Intake / Screamin' Demon Coil Pack / Underdrive/Overdrive Pulleys
Clear Head & Corner Lights with Silverstar Ultras / '07 Taillights / Advance Cover Hard Folding Tonneau / Herculiner Bed Liner / Kicker 10" CVR Sub
Kicker ZX 300.1 Amp / Explorer Leather & Power Seats, Center Console, OHC & AutoDim-Headlamp Mirror / 4.10 Gears
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