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Old 12-27-2009
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truck stuck in 4wd?

ok so i got my truck a few days ago and i have been wheeling it in the bush every day..

but last night it got stuck in 4wd ... the 4wd light is off but it is still in 4wd and when i try to put it in 4low it will not go in now? the 4low and 4wd lights well flash a few times every few min , any idea wtf is going on . it worked fine when i got the truck.

the truck is a 97 mazda b4000
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is it a turn ****? if so check the wires on the engage motor on the transfer case. check the power may be the motor.
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try putting it in 4x4 so the light is on... stop then switch it to 2wd reverse then go forward again.... Sometimes when mine doesnt disenage right away i do that and it always works.
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for 4 low you have to have the shifter in neutral if its an auto and apply the brake for it to engage.
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same thing happened to me, its most likely the shift motor... sometimes it will work like after the truck sits overnight, then start it and turn it back to 2wd before it gets stuck... to fix this you need a new shift motor. also you can take the shift motor off of the back of the transfercase and turn the *** manually until you get a new motor
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Throw it in 2wd reverse...problem solved!
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Throw it in 2wd reverse...problem solved!
??? how would that solve any problem??
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??? how would that solve any problem??
i'm sure it is the shift motor
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??? how would that solve any problem??
Works everytime I have been wheeling with Rangers.
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2wd reverse?
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2wd reverse?
Been working for us...iono.
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Been working for us...iono.
What do you mean by 2wd reverse?
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put it in 2wd then into reverse...... as in backing up. then back up and it may disengage. mine did that a couple weeks ago
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put it in 2wd then into reverse...... as in backing up. then back up and it may disengage. mine did that a couple weeks ago
Ok. Well since Rangers use a clutch in the case for the 4wd so backing up wouldn't do much. I'm 99% sure the OP's problem is the shift motor because it is know to fail. Mine took out the 4wd computer and switch.
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Ok. Well since Rangers use a clutch in the case for the 4wd so backing up wouldn't do much. I'm 99% sure the OP's problem is the shift motor because it is know to fail. Mine took out the 4wd computer and switch.
Done it many times with a 01 4x4 and with a few other various Rangers. Works everytime. Just click it to 2WD, put in reverse and barely back up and it will fall into gear withing 5ft usually.
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The backing up thing does work, Mine Did it once or twice didnt disengage till I backed up. I think the system binds some and the backing up releave it so it switches off.
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I never had this problem when I had my Ranger. Maybe the motor gets weak over time.
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