Oh look, another faulty auto 4x4 question.
so I've read basically every thread on the 98-00 4x4 problems on the internet. I'm still a little unsure about my specific problem. So here's the deal
I've got a 98 ranger, base model, 3.0 std cab short bed.
5 speed, shift on the fly 4x4. I've owned it for about 2 weeks now. When i bought it the 4x4 **** was missing, the switch was i rough shape, so i replaced both with parts direct from ford. still no 4wd.
I've got the whole lights blinking 6 times every few minutes.
I doubt it is the shift motor as the transfer case does shift into low range when i turn the switch to 4x4lo, however, the reverse wheel spin test showed no power to the front wheels. So I assume that narrows it down to a. hub problem, or b. vacuum problem. Are the solenoids known for failing often, or would it more likely be a hose leak? In the little time I have owned the truck, I've already developed chronic depression and anxiety due to the lack of solid aftermarket offroad support. As soon as i get everything straightened out, its gonna get sold. Hell, the whole reason i wanted a truck or suv was to go offroad.
help me out.
and anyone in my area want to realllllly help me out and check it out in person, i'd seriously love it. PM if you'd like to arrange something or whatever
edit:And i'd prefer not to permanently lock the front hubs, I want to get this thing fixed the right way and sold.
Last edited by wesleyXcore; 02-09-2006 at 06:27 PM.