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4X4 light flashes

I have a 99 Ranger supercab 4X4. The other day the 4X4 was working fine, but today when I crank it up, the 4X4 high and low lights flash for a few seconds then go off, and the 4wd doesn't engage. I unplugged the connector for the electric motor and couldn't get any current on any of the prongs. Any suggestions?
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Sounds like a short to me. I'd start by checking all the wires.
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Here's an update. I left it in 4 wheel high for several miles, and the light finally came on and it was fine. I turned it off, then on for several days and no problem. Now it doesn't seem to want to come on at all and flashes 6 times, then goes off. Could these six flashes be a code of some sort?

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mine does that when my switch is unplugged, usually when i have the dash out and im driving the truck. It could possibly be that your switch has gone bad.
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Flashing lights usually means its stuck between shifts.
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When you say between shifts, do you mean 2 wheel high and 4 wheel high?
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Yup.

You can pull the shift motor and turn the **** with pliers. If your worried about it.

Otherwise cleaning it or replacing it are your options.


Servicing A Transfer Case Shift Motor

The brown wire needs to be removed from the connector. It just clips in, and will lock back in place.
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Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at the motor. Heard sometimes you can tap on the motor and it may go in 4 wheel drive. I'm probably not that lucky though.
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My 99 had bad vacuum lines to the hubs. After snipping the ends and putting back on the light stopped flashing and the front drive shaft engages. I am still engaged in the hubs, so I am going to replace the entire line on each side and if that doesn't work off to the hub mod or replacing them both.
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Yup.

You can pull the shift motor and turn the **** with pliers. If your worried about it.

Otherwise cleaning it or replacing it are your options.


Servicing A Transfer Case Shift Motor

The brown wire needs to be removed from the connector. It just clips in, and will lock back in place.
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the selector disk with the little contacts gets worn with use and stops making contact properly. Thats why I'm pro-manual transfer cases
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