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1997 4x4 xlt 5.4 stuck in 4 wheel drive mode after not being drive for 3 days. There are many suggestions for the problem and to help overcome this issue, including:
• Disconnecting the battery, and rec-connecting again
• Possible vacuum leak
• Jacking up the wheels may allow you to shift back.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:16 PM
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please help, f150 stuck in 4 wheel drive

Hello i have got a 1997 4x4 xlt 5.4 and i parked it for 3 days and then i started it up and drove away but it was stuck in 4 wheel drive, i was wondering if i blew a fuse but i checked all of them and they were good please help
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:50 PM
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manual 4wd shift or do you have the switch?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:06 PM
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switch in cab
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:34 AM
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Were you in 4x4 when you parked it?

I believe if theres a vacuum leak in your 4x4 engage/disengage system, the vehicle will revert into 4x4 mode, to prevent being stuck.. but one of the other members can verify this.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:10 AM
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A vacuum leak will leave the axle in the same position it was in before the leak. Are you sure that it is actually in 4x4? On dry pavement it will bind when you try to turn. Is the 4x4 light on? Low?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:02 PM
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Thumbs up yes

yes i'm sure it is, like you said it does bind up when i try to turn on dry pavement and yes the regular 4x4 light is on the dashbord

thanks everyone for your help so far and please keep it coming
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:52 PM
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hey everyone i am here to update see my truck was stuck in 4 wheel drive high then we got it out of high into 4 wheel drive low then we got out of 4x4 now it is just stuck in low please help
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:54 PM
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do you hear a click in the dash at all? if not might be electronic. or could be you hubs somehow
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:58 PM
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i only herd a click when it went from 4x4 hi to 4x4 low and just in low i also checked all the fuses and they were all good

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:01 PM
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hey everyone i am here to update see my truck was stuck in 4 wheel drive high then we got it out of high into 4 wheel drive low then we got out of 4x4 now it is just stuck in low please help
How did you manage that? Repeatedly turning the shift switch?

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:53 PM
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yes to get it in to 4x4 low i shifted tnto neutral and then i tryed again and it did not work
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:32 AM
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As per the owner Guide:
1. Bring the vehicle to a stop.
2. Depress the brake.
3. Place the gearshift in N (Neutral) (automatic transmission) or depress
the clutch (manual transmission).
4. Move the 4WD control to the 4H
or 4L position.

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1. disconnect the battery
2. Remove motor from t-case and manually switch it back to 2WD worked for my '97 and never did the same BS again
Removing the motor is very easy then just vise grip the shaft and turn it will show you what direction
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:29 PM
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1. disconnect the battery
2. Remove motor from t-case and manually switch it back to 2WD worked for my '97 and never did the same BS again
Removing the motor is very easy then just vise grip the shaft and turn it will show you what direction
Thank you! Thank you! I did this today and it worked just like you said. I left my 1997 F150 in 4x4 High for 3 days because my driveway was snow covered and it would not go back into 2 wheel drive once the snow was gone. After I did step 1 and 2, reinstalled the transfer case motor and hooked the battery back up, it works just like it is supposed to.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:24 AM
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my 2002 f- 150 4x4 won't do anything when i switch from 2h to 4h or 4l....no clicking or light saying it's in 4 wheel drive...any suggestions??
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