You know its a bad day when.......(4wd problems, please help)

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerconsultant, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    This unfortunately happened to me the other day............
    My 4wd would not lock in, it is a electric style, and would do nothing.........hubs were locked in also.
    Anyone know a common problem with these ? the truck only has 83k on it.
    I am trading it in soon for a crew cab dually, should I even worry about it ????
    Stuck Truck Pic
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    If you have an electric solenoid operated 4wd engagement,maybe
    you have an electrical proble with the solenoid.Maybe a voltage drop. Take it to an auto electrician and get it checked out.
    If it was anything mechanical you'd probably know already.
  3. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Couldn't get to the photo:

    "Webshots Community Error
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    You do not appear to be the owner of this album.
    Make sure you are logged in. "

    What make of truck is it?
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

  5. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    That link worked. :)

    I see what you mean now about how the 4x4 didn't work. :(

    I don't have any experience with Ford or anything that modern - perhaps try posting the same question over at Plowsite in the Ford Trucks forum there?
  6. 99SDPSD

    99SDPSD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I have the same truck except that I have the lockout hubs and a lever to put it into 4x4. My father had a 93 Bronco that had the auto hubs and electric shift transfercase. It wasnt the most reliable system. I had to climb under it and rotate the front drive shaft by hand to get the transfer case to shift.
  7. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    I have the same set up truck wise as you do mowerconsultant. I have never had any problems. Truck has around 87K. Jumps in every time I have tried it.
    I would have preferred the manual set up, but when you buy off the lot, you can't always get everything. It is nice when driving down the road and things get slick to just back off the throttle, turn the switch, and hit the hammer again. I have pulled 25,000 lbs with it in 4x4, for around 350 miles, still no problems. (the road was icy, and I had to go)
  8. Tillman Lawn & Landscape

    Tillman Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Try posting on

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