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Transfer case motor. 4x4 problems. 4x4 light blinks 4 times?

I have a 98 Ranger. The vacuum system went out last year and I did the vacuum hub quick fix and it worked for a while. Now when I flip the dash switch, I get several clicks and then the 4x4 lights on the dash start blink 4 times. Do I need to install the manual hubs, or is there something wrong with the transfer case motor?
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You should engage low and see if it actually goes into low. As for the manual hubs, you should get them anyway.
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If it does go into low range, would that mean the TC motor is OK? I've got the TC motor removed now, but I will try to go into low range when I get the motor back on.
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Yeah if it goes into low range then the motor is doing it's job. The hubs probably gave up.
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I'm reviving my old thread here. I've done the hub quick fix. I'm still having intermitten problems with 4x4 engaging. I could not get into 4wd for the past 3 weeks. I here clicking, then the 4x4 lights start flashing. This morning, I decide to give it another try and flip the switch over to LOW just to see if the T-case motor will work. It takes about 30 sec, but it goes in to LOW. I switch it over to 4 HI and it goes right in. Anyone have a clue what could cause this intermitten problem? Could the hubs cause this, or could it be an electrical/t-case motor problem?
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are you in neutral and foot on the brake for putting it in 4low?

i am sure the blinking 4 times is a code, but i dont know what that code would be.
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Yes, I'm in neutral and braking while shifting into 4 Low.
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ok i edited the title of the thread, that blinking 4 times is some kinda code im sure.
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Thank you. Maybe someone knows what the code means.
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