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Old 03-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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98 F150 Electronic 4wd not working

I have a 98 F150 5.4l with electronic 4wd but when I go to turn it on the light doesnt come on and it doesnt engage.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM
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Had same problem with mine nothing would happen. Turned out to be a bad transfer case shift motor. Changed it out and works fine now.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:58 AM
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Is that costly?
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:17 AM
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there are also resistors in the dash that go out. knock on wood i haven't had to deal with this yet..
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:46 PM
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Try rapping the motor with a small hammer they do stick . Worked on mine
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:01 PM
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do you hear the dash clicking? if not resistors, or switch. If it does click its your t-case motor. If his dash light isn't coming on it has to be an electrical issue, not mechanical.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:06 PM
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Yeah it clicks but not everytime

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:11 PM
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try swapping your switch first if it doesn't always click.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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what is that switch called?
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:43 PM
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the 4x4 selector switch. its electronic right?
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:44 PM
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yes
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:13 PM
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Mine was doing same as yours is doing. It is not clicking in the dash because it is not completing the circuit between switch and motor. Mind would work for a minute then kick out of 4wd. Then it finally just stuck in 4wd. Troubleshoot it and mine turned out to be t-case shift motor.
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