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4x4 acting up

hey guys im new here got a 2002 ranger edge 3.0 5sp 99000 miles just went to use the 4x4 and when u put load on it i hear a loud thump like its poping out of 4x4 and contunies to do this and 4x4 low doesnt even click on when i chage the selector switch , this is important beacuse im in alaksa and 4x4 is a must and worst come to worst i will sell the truck but dont want to any help is apreciated thanks
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Transfer case fluid low?
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I think this will be helpful to show you how the electric shift motor mounts and that you can remove it and shift by hand.

Installation: Installation Instructions for The Shiftster | The Shiftster

You can also repair the shift motor, Servicing A Transfer Case Shift Motor

Transfer Case Troubleshooting - The Ranger Station
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That and you have to have it in neutral and foot on the brake to shift into low don't you?
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yea im not to worried about using 4x4 low just need high when i click on 4x4 high let out the cluch it engages then when u give it some throttle it pops out of 4x4 then repeats it self . u just hear a loud BANG when it pops out
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Are u positive the bang isnt it popping in?
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pretyy sure cuz i was on ice took off in 1st gear 4x4 got great traction than bang spinning like crazy so it seems to pop out
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o got into 4w low and i can go through all 5 gears fine with no pop out like it does in 4w high if that makes diagnosing the problem easier
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