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Automatic Hubs to Manual Hubs??

I need some help with deciding on getting manual hubs or keeping my automatic hubs.

I am thinking my auto hubs are not unlocking properly.

Anyone know how to get those hubs to unlock and how to lube them up or something??

Also i am looking info as to where to find manual hubs for a 2003 ford ranger fx4.

Im not sure if this will fix it.

All i know it is i have:

A manual T-case

Auto Hubs

And a 4WD light that wont go off when im in 2WD

Eventually it goes off after alot of playing or 5 - 10 miles of driving.

Any advice or help would be wonderful


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2001 and up do not have hubs. They have cv joints that never disengage. The only locking going on is in the t-case.
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2001 and up do not have hubs. They have cv joints that never disengage. The only locking going on is in the t-case.
so ford is a bunch of dipshizzz

they told me they have auto hubs ha..

wow what a bunch of f-tards..

okay so my thoughts are that the electronic module in the 4WD is bad..

any suggestions?
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You don't have one of those either. Manual shift t case doesn't require one. Well if it does have one it's nothing like the electric case Rangers. So it's staying in 4wd? Check and/or change the fluid. How do you know it's actually in 4wd? Do you turn and it skips a wheel? Maybe your not pulling the shifter far enough.
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Its not in 4WD.

It just reads its in 4wd on my instrument cluster.
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Hmmm. Maybe stuck sensor or something. Try jiggling the handle. LOL
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Well the said its a module.. not a sensor its stupid im a change fluid.
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well...most ford dealerships have no clue that a ranger came factory with a manual transfer case either...
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Yeah i called 3 Dealerships and not one of them could tell me anything about my damn truckk

one said i have hubs

the other said it could be a module

the other said well there is a sensor in your t-case and another said no there isnt..

anyone got any ideas who the hell to call about a ford ranger.
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my real issue is this:


I have a manual tranny and t-case and here is the issue:

I shift into 4WD and I shift back to 2WD and the 4wd light will not go off. It still stays on after I try to re-engage and disengage the 4wd again. This only happens sometimes and then sometimes after 5 - 10 miles the light goes off..


any ideas?

i have a 2003 ford ranger fx4 lvl II
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Dont worry about it, if its not hurting nothing...i have a ABS and CEL who cares
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my real issue is this:


I have a manual tranny and t-case and here is the issue:

I shift into 4WD and I shift back to 2WD and the 4wd light will not go off. It still stays on after I try to re-engage and disengage the 4wd again. This only happens sometimes and then sometimes after 5 - 10 miles the light goes off..


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i have a 2003 ford ranger fx4 lvl II
its probably the sensor in the t case, nice thing about the manual is you know its in or out of 4wd.

btw leave it live axle
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its probably the sensor in the t case, nice thing about the manual is you know its in or out of 4wd.

btw leave it live axle
What do you mean leave it live axle??

And do you know what changing this sensor entails?

And is it common that is sticks or doesnt work?

Any info is great.
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ive never heard of it sticking, but that would be the first place i would check.

its on the front side of the tcase. shouldnt take much to replace it.

live axle is the type of front end you have, it spins all the time whether you are in 2wd or 4wd the front axle is turning, only power is not applied unless the tcase is in 4hi or 4low
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Okay i will try to see if i can find it. I would just remove the front axle and open it up or does it hook in like an O2 sensor?


Oh okay well i would just keep it the way it is just want to change that sensor.
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no the sensor is in the transfer case not the front diff. so the sensor is behind the transmission by the front driveshaft output
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Yeah ford says its right on top of the t-case towards the front and the sensor is 40 bucks lol
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i think it was bubba one of the guys that had a level II back in the old days had his stick like this constantly and its some kinda sensor its obviously out of 4x4 because you can manually disengage it.. i have no idea where that thread would be now..
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Yeah i think thats the issue too.. Sensors go bad all the time in cars so i guess i got a bad one. ford says i can fix it myself so thats a plus.
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I'm guessing it's external, somewhere on the shifter assembly. Mine does this in the winter unless I get it warm.
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The 4x4 switch sensor on the front/top of the case needs replaced. Mine does the same thing but I just deal with it. It is an easy fix though you just unscrew the old one and screw the new one in its place.

Here are couple of pics you can see the sensor in.


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thnk you so very much for the picture =]
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