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1998 XLT 4.0 4wd Issue

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger Forum' started by J. Jenkins, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. J. Jenkins

    J. JenkinsNew Member

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    I have been having an issue with 4wd on my 1998 Ranger XLT 4.0L. I decided I have to finally get it resolved after my son got it stuck in 4wd low yesterday. I had tried many things I found online with coasting it in neutral to pop it out. That used to work, however it no longer does. Yesterday, I tried something different that I was not able to find on the internet. I noticed the 4wd light were flashing 5 to 6 times. So I left the truck in 4wd low and disconnected the battery. I left the battery disconnected for about 5 minutes. Reconnected and started the truck. This time the 4wd low light stayed on. I switch it to 4wd high and the truck switched over successfully. However, when I tried to go to 2wd the lights started flashing again. So, I left the truck switched to 4wd high, disconnected and reconnected the battery again. Started the truck and the dash indicated it was in 4wd high. I was then able to switch the truck to 2wd successfully. Would this all indicate that my shift motor is bad or going bad?
     
  2. 65 sporty

    65 sportyWell-Known Member

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    Need to check to see if there are any codes in the transfer case control module.
     
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