4x4 problems

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by 93ranger, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. 93ranger

    93ranger New Member

    Hey guys, maybe somebody can help me out here. I have a 1994 ranger 4.0 automatic with hubs and push button 4x4. Last week, the truck went into 4x4 fine, then when i tried to use it yesterday it wouldnt go in and i have no idea why. Hopefully someone can help me out here.
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Is it a constant problems or just intermittent?
  4. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    First thing you need to do is determine if its a hub issue or transfercase issue. The easy way is to have a friend watch the axles or driveshaft and slowly move the truck. Or, you can put the entire truck on jack stands, engage 4wd and watch the drivetrain.

    I would bet its the auto locking hubs. Them things are garbage.
  5. OP

    93ranger New Member

    It always worked fine up until a week ago, and since i noticed it i have tried to engage it a few times with no luck. And it has manual hubs, sorry for the misunderstanding.
  6. OP

    93ranger New Member

    I think it has something to do with the switch i'll see if I can pick one up at the junkyard this weekend
  7. dhazel0802

    dhazel0802 New Member

    94 ranger

    i have a 94 ranger 4.0 4wd, i have the same problem, sometimes the 4wd engages by itself, the truck makes a fast clicking sound when this happens. i am still clueless if its a solinoid or where it is located. i could really use some help on this one, i am not good with 4wd.
  8. mbritons

    mbritons New Member

    I read sommewhere that the plastic switch can work itself out of its housing on the dash
  9. Mitchman

    Mitchman Member

    Them electronic transfer cases are the most worthless heap imagined. with a manual transfer case, a man wouldn't have all these issues. I was over in the hart mountain wildlife refuge with my dad on a trip a couple years ago. His F-250 had an electronic t-case. we hit this jeep trail by accident and we couldn't turn around or nothin. we tried to hit 4 low, but it wouldn't shift. we tried and tried, we finally got 4 high, but that was a rough 3 hrs. when we hit gravel again finally, we tried it and hit 4 low. those things are trash. i hate them. i hate trusting computers too.

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