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Old 12-17-2008
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Originally Posted by 99MazdaB4000 View Post
I was always told I have to put the truck in neutral when I switch into 4x4 mode....
It will make it easier but its only necessary when switching into 4wd low since you are changing gear ratios in the t-case.
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Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
What hubs require you to backup? The older Fords? I know my 76 F250 axle does not require anything like that.
in the F-150's it was the '88-96 auto hubs. The rangers I'm not sure. But with them auto hubs you had to go ten foot in the opposite direction you were going before you shifted back to 2wd.
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