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Icon9 I've got problems with my 4wd??????

when I got to work today I had some time to spare so I decided to test my 4wd so I put in 4x4 high worked fine put in 4x4 low worked fine tried to put it back into 2wd and it got stuck in 4x4 low I don't live far from home so I was able to get back after work. But does anybody no how to get it back to 2wd?
Is this something minor or will i have to take it in the shop. NEED SOME HELP. THANKS
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Did you try going in reverse and turning side to side?

That works for me when the 4x4 won't disengage immediately.
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Ya I went in reverse about 15 feet but I didn't try turning side to side.
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maybe your motor for your t-case is sticking. tap it with a rubber hammer and see if that helps. when i was on a bronco forum, alot of guy would post this problem and most of the times, that helped it.
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I went and tried that but no luck though I think its stuck good
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I did that with a hammer and I slightly tapped around the t-case but no luck there either
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Worst case, you could remove the shift motor and put it back in 2Hi manually.
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where exactly should I be tapping it at on the t-case
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Thanks for posting that up Earl that will help
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I took it to the local repair shop and the guy test drove it and he got it back to 2wd he said that you have to put in neutral and let it role at 1-2mph and switch to 2wd. so I learned something new today. Thanks everybody for the tips.
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^^that's not the right way to do it...but, these tcases are made to do a rolling 4hi to 2hi change and vise vesa.


Under normal operation:

you can switch to 4hi at any speed pretty much(even zero). same to take it out of 4hi.
you can switch to 4lo by putting truck in neutral, and pressing on the brake (and clutch if equipped) Same to take it out of 4lo. I wiggle the shifter left and right...sometimes it takes a second.
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you don't have to be in park to put it in 4wd.
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TO put it in 4-low you do. Its so the company can't be sue'd for exploding transfer cases from idiots shifting into 4-low at 50mph
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Ha i have 4wd problems. hell i don't even have 4x4 right now.
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1wd here yo! 1wheelLOW IS SICKKKK!
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TO put it in 4-low you do. Its so the company can't be sue'd for exploding transfer cases from idiots shifting into 4-low at 50mph
I always just put mine in neutral.

If anything goes wrong I'm sueing!!
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I know its late! I had 4x4 problems my self a while back and i tried the t case motor but it turned out to be the electronic shift module. Its in the Passanger kick panel on my 2001. Its a dealer only part. 200 bones man. if it happens again try that.
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