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4x4 only works after battery reset

hi i just bought this 01 ranger and i knew the 4x4 didnt work one day i had to reset battery and tried 4x4 it worked then few wks later i didnt work reset battery it worked know it dont work anyone know what could cause it to only work after battery reset thanks
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throwing any codes? try cleaning the shift motor maybe?

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what light on dash would throw codes for 4x4 if its the 4x4 light then no .anyone else know wat could be wrong
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Mine is pretty much doin the same thing except I have to pul/replacel the fuse. I can tap the motor on the transfer case and it works so Im fairly sure its the motor. I will take apart and clean come spring time. If that doesnt do the trick I will replace it. Ya might try that.
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I have a question.... My 4x4 went out completely... I used it the other day, to flex it up on some sandbags on the curb so I could pressure wash from underneath, and it worked fine... I went to use it tonight, and it wouldnt go in to 4H or 4L. It did this once before too, but was fixed in 5 minutes,... I tried for 45 minutes to get it working, and nothing.
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Do the lites come on on the dash when you first start it? If yes then probably the shift motor, maybe it came unplugged. If there is no 4 hi/4 low lites on the dash, its probably the 4x4cm. That was my problem, I replaced the 4x4cm and all is working as it should. Seems like the cm goes out just like that with no warning.
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checked it again this morning, same thing, no 4x4. No lights came on when I started my truck. Could be a loose connection, or bad unit. Where is the CM and how much is it to replace?
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Its behind the passanger side kick panel. I would check all the connections first before you buy a new one. I got mine from here. You have to call them with your VIN and yr. I believe I paid 135.00

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I unplugged and re-plugged the CM, and it works fine. Thanks!
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