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Old 01-03-2005, 02:28 PM
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Unhappy 4x4 engage problem

Please help....I have a 1993 F-150 4x4 that will not engage in 4 wheel drive. It has the electronic button on the dash and when I push to engage all I get is a clicking noise. This noise sounds like it is coming from the glove box. I believe Ford changed the electronics in 1994 and had problems with it but I don't think this is the same problem since mine is a 1993. Could it be as simple as a bad solenoid? If so is this located on the fire wall on the passenger side?

This truck belonged to my father and I inheritied it so I do not have the owners manual. Is there a trick to engaging the 4 wheel drive?
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:48 AM
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Could be the solenoid on the transfer case. I had a Ranger with the same setup and that's what went bad on it.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:11 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will check the transfer case for a solenoid.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:52 AM
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Get under the truck and tap on what looks like a power window motor on the rear of the transfer case while someone else pushes the 4x4 button. The motor will get stuck from lack of use and a little tap will get it working again.

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Old 01-15-2005, 10:07 PM
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Read my note on 4 X 4 not working
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for all the help

Thanks for the replies to my problem. I tried both of theses but alas I finally had to replace the motor on the back of the transfer case. But your suggestions allowed me to talk to the service manager with some knowledge. Great web site.
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