4x4 doesn't work, no lights, no nothing - 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 11-20-2006
Gerardo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 9
4x4 doesn't work, no lights, no nothing

hi to all, I'm new to the Ranger world and to this forum, I have a problem with the 4x4 system, I turn the **** to the 4x4 high and nothing happends, the lights don't turn on, I turn to the 4x4 low and still nothing, no clicks no sound, nothing, I know that the 4x4 lights work because I can see them turn on when I start the engine. I searched but I only found post that said that there 4x4 lights turned on and off, but none like mine. What do I start to check first??? Thanks a lot for your help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-21-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
well i would start with the switch... not sure if there are any fuses involved but thats another place to look for problems
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-21-2006
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
check your fuses.....look in the owners manual for the fuse location and check there....if that dont work, check the switch, and if that dont work, check the shift motor........
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2006
Gerardo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 9
Ok, problem found!!! , after hours of testing, checked all the fuses, relay box, switch connections, etc. And found nothing, I decided to clean the shift motor, then guess what, it works now. I didn't think it was the motor cause the 4x4 lights didn't turn on, I guess the lights turn on when the 4x4 actually engages. It works different in my mothers truck hers is a 99. But ohh well, but now that it works I have another problem , when I advance, theres a loud clunk from the front end, the tires roll a bit then "clunk" then they roll again then a big clunk again, what do I start to check? Could the front differential be damaged??? Thanks for your help.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Shelbyville, Kentucky
Posts: 1,101
glad to see you got it fixed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-27-2006
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
check your wheel bearings.....there also may be some dried mud and muck in the spindle that is causeing the chunck....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-27-2006
jbomb212's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 65
I not sure what you are really dealing with but know that with any four wheel drive it's good to engage it once a month or so just to keep eveything from getting seezed up....not sure if what your are dealing with would fit into that category or not.......what i am saying is if it has sat for a long time
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-27-2006
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
Mine got stuck in low range about 10 miles from civilization once. The only way I got it to go again was beating the crap out of the T-Case with a tire iron. After several minutes of banging on it with my friends and family wondering wtf I'm doing, it clicked into 2wd and off I went.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No ign lights, Not cranking, batt ok, but Nothing happening jonouk General Technical & Electrical 10 06-20-2012 01:52 AM
My 4X4 button doesn't work! 94'RangerGuy General Technical & Electrical 0 08-10-2009 11:21 AM
Low Range doesn't work? 91ExtCab Drivetrain Tech 2 10-15-2008 06:51 AM
lock doesn't work, 91 ranger xlt, any ideas? Bhavesh Interior Semi-Tech 1 10-30-2006 11:54 AM
IAT mod on FFV engines -- doesn't work properly n3elz 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 29 03-08-2005 12:12 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 02:45 PM.


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.