Go Back   F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > 1997 - 2003 F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1997 - 2003 F-150 SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2012, 10:58 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Is that costly?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lovely Land of Iowa
Vehicle: 2006 Ford mustang
Posts: 1,848
Wyatt Andserson Badstuff96
Send a message via Skype™ to 1997 lariat 4.6
there are also resistors in the dash that go out. knock on wood i haven't had to deal with this yet..
__________________

Thanks Shifty219 for the sigpic!
Check out my new build thread! (Building 1990 f-250)
http://www.f150online.com/forums/pre...on-better.html
-Wyatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrew View Post
You can stop your pathetic drawing on my truck. Better hope I don't resort to that, I'm a fricken artist.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Minnesota
Vehicle: 2000 Ford F150
Posts: 83
Try rapping the motor with a small hammer they do stick . Worked on mine
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lovely Land of Iowa
Vehicle: 2006 Ford mustang
Posts: 1,848
Wyatt Andserson Badstuff96
Send a message via Skype™ to 1997 lariat 4.6
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.
__________________

Thanks Shifty219 for the sigpic!
Check out my new build thread! (Building 1990 f-250)
http://www.f150online.com/forums/pre...on-better.html
-Wyatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrew View Post
You can stop your pathetic drawing on my truck. Better hope I don't resort to that, I'm a fricken artist.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Yeah it clicks but not everytime

Last edited by JJ88; 03-14-2012 at 05:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-15-2012, 12:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lovely Land of Iowa
Vehicle: 2006 Ford mustang
Posts: 1,848
Wyatt Andserson Badstuff96
Send a message via Skype™ to 1997 lariat 4.6
try swapping your switch first if it doesn't always click.
__________________

Thanks Shifty219 for the sigpic!
Check out my new build thread! (Building 1990 f-250)
http://www.f150online.com/forums/pre...on-better.html
-Wyatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrew View Post
You can stop your pathetic drawing on my truck. Better hope I don't resort to that, I'm a fricken artist.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
what is that switch called?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-17-2012, 10:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lovely Land of Iowa
Vehicle: 2006 Ford mustang
Posts: 1,848
Wyatt Andserson Badstuff96
Send a message via Skype™ to 1997 lariat 4.6
the 4x4 selector switch. its electronic right?
__________________

Thanks Shifty219 for the sigpic!
Check out my new build thread! (Building 1990 f-250)
http://www.f150online.com/forums/pre...on-better.html
-Wyatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrew View Post
You can stop your pathetic drawing on my truck. Better hope I don't resort to that, I'm a fricken artist.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-18-2012, 06:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
yes
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 09:13 PM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.





This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
 
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details