4wd problem - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-18-2009
JakeH05's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 695
4wd problem

So i went 2 lock my truck in 4wd yesterday and climb a little hill and noticed that something was terribly wrong. The 4wd Low light comes on, relay clicks in perfect and transfer case seems 2 engage but then you go 2 climb something it seems like the transfer case is slipping and not putting power to the front driveshaft. My dad thinks the fluid level might be low and it may be slipping badly. I do not think it is the hubs or cv axles because there is not clanking or rattling when driving it 2wd or 4wd from them. I do not suspect the front end either as again no noises. U can feel the t-case slipping and hear it but its not very loud. the T-case may be done? anyone have any ideas on the problem?

it is a 02 FX4 4.0 Auto w/4.10s if that helps any
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2009
t5cents's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 1,521
go get someone else and put the truck in 4x4 and pull forward. if ur front cv shafts are spinning then its probably not the transfer case. if they are spinning keep the truck in 4x4 and jack the front up and see if u can spin the wheel without the cv's spinning. if the tires will spin and the cv's dont then the hubs arent working. u can also put the truck in 4x4 and go under the truck and see if u can spin the front drive shaft. if u can then its in ur t-case.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2009
JakeH05's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 695
problem

its def. coming from the tranfer case you can hold the front driveshaft in 4wd i belive the transfer case may be fine i believe its the slip yoke at the t-case
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2009
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
if the 4x4 indicator light is on, the transfer case should be in gear. there is nothing in the transfer case to slip, its chain driven. but what youre saying is you can put it in 4wd and still turn the front driveshaft by hand?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-20-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
If the shift motor is working you will be able to go into low gear. If you can go into low gear but the front wheels are not engaged then something is terribly wrong because 01 and up trucks don't have hubs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-20-2009
BLK02's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,350
yea no kidding... your cv's will always spin with your front wheels, problem is at the t-case but I wouldn't know where
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-23-2009
JakeH05's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 695
could it be the slip yoke?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-27-2009
JakeH05's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 695
fixed it.... it was the slip yoke on the back of the front driveshaft...... found an almost new one in the junkyard and the ranger is back in action!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-27-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Nice. Glad you got it done.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4WD High and 4WD Low lights flash while driving in 2WD bleech1 General Technical & Electrical 9 11-27-2016 01:30 PM
How can I tow a 4wd ranger with a 4wd ranger? wvcat General Ford Ranger Discussion 12 06-23-2007 04:31 PM
attn: 4wd guys, trucks pulls L/R in 4wd? 01xltranger4x4 Drivetrain Tech 27 06-06-2007 09:13 PM
Time to take care of that 4WD Problem... Rooks Drivetrain Tech 6 02-07-2007 09:29 PM
4WD and 4WD low lights flash periodically HarryTasker Drivetrain Tech 10 01-19-2007 07:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:32 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.