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Old 11-18-2006
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4x4 High and Low light flashing at the same time?

Driving down the road, after i thought i stuck the truck in 4x4 high.. which i did by the switch.. it started flashing High and Low.. i pulled into a parking lot and my old man got out, i gunned it and the front didnt spin.. only the back.. could it be the switch thats messing me up or the Pulse system? its a 99 4x4 XLT.. liked to get it fixed by tommorow so i can muddin
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pull the codes to get more info.

id bet the shift motor is probly stuck. seen it happen a time or twenty. shift it to 4hi and tap on the shift motor with a hammer, like a sticky starter or window motor.
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Shift motor problem.

Its stuck in between positions or not working at all.

This link may help you.
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...shiftmotor.htm
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alright thanks guys.. i'll mess with it in the mornin.. get it workin right again.. go take on the swamp
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if you hit the motor with a hammer you will ruin in dut to it being the permanent magnet type.
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hence the "tap"
no one said beat the snot out of it and break the magnets

not gonna fix the problem, but it may help diag, and maybe get it workin for a lil while....
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thats all i really need.. just for it to work some.. someone obviously went muddin in my truck and never used 4wd
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I have a similar issue. The truck is stuck in 4x4low. I just got the truck, and I have never had a truck before, so I don't mean to sound stupid.... Where is the transfer case, and this motor located? BTW, it looks just like a window motor that I just replaced on the driver side door
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Transfer case is bolted to the back of the transmission. Shift motor is on the back of that.
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read your owners manual first.

you need to have the transmission in neutral and the parking brake on before the shift motor will disengage 4 low
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yeah what he said^^ and wait like 5 seconds for it to disengage..
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