If that doesn't work, use a scanner to check for codes. The module on 04 - 08 is on the driver side of the engine, under the intake air tube, away from the inner fender. Fine for short use, don't try racing like this pushing a dead axle is a lot of I just replaced the solenoid on my truck because it was locking in the hubs while driving down the road. I don't know if 2003 f150 is set up different then a 1997 ford f150. Dec 09, 2015 It can be faulty 4x4 wd switch. This task can be time consuming but is overall easy.
Most remote starts have a feature that will shut the vehicle off when the brake is applied after the vehicle was started with the remote and the key has not been used to turn the ignition. One person said he found the replacement clip at a local tranny shop. Again, depending on the year, may be 4 wheel drive actuator or switches bad on front axle or transfer case. Nov 28, 2012 Depending on the year, it is not posted, it may be a bad transfer case motor. If not have person in vehicle hit the brakes put in park and turn vehicle off, Then with a vacuum gauge attach it to the actuator and apply 10 - 12 psi of vacuum.
Then you should find the pieces fo the clip in the tail housing. As far a high and low range. I found it hard to believe they would discontinue the switch myself. Both seem to be fine. Drive Train Axles Bearings problem 2005 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic My 4 wheel drive will not engage.
If the front drive shaft does not turn then the problem lies either in the transfer case motor or the transfer case itself. Straight line runs doesn't hurt a thing. Im hoping you can help me identify if there is an easy fix or way to troubleshoot the issue. I eventually made it home, spent a couple hours reading forums, and 30 seconds the next morning to isolate the problem. You might have a problem! I was reading up a bit more and I saw some people sayig it was something on their passenger side behid the glove box.
Aug 21, 2014 What brand is the remote start, and is it new to the vehicle or has it been on and working properly for a while? Most remote starts have a feature that will shut the vehicle off when the brake is applied after the vehicle was started with the remote and the key has not been used to turn the ignition. You might have a problem! Some early solenoids did not have the rain cover that newer ones have and could short out if water runs down the cowl on top of it. I've been doing my research and I'm thinking its the Transfer Case Differential Module, but I'm uncertain. Okay, I have a 2006 F150 4x4 5. The spring should push the gears in, without the vac line on. When the transfer case front and rear output shafts are synchronized, the spring loaded lockup collar mechanically engages the mainshaft hub to the drive sprocket. After I replace the solenoid, all is well and 4x4 work fine.
If this does not correct the problem, locate the power with for the remote start and disconnect it. It may just be shorting out. I am now unable to get my 4 wheel drive to work. I have my shifter on the column and the 4x4 shifter on the floor. When rolling, the 4x4 light will come on and you can hear a slight humming noise, but it will not engage. This article applies to the Ford F-150. Most of the time you can figure out what the codes mean by searching the Ford-Trucks.
According to my local Ford dealer the switch is no longer in production lol The nearest one is 100 miles away unless I go to a pull apart which is always a gamble. Jan 17, 2011 sound like the hubs may be bad and not completly disengaging or engaging, this will give you a loud clucking grinding type noise,i would remove the hubs and see if they are working good, or put selector into 2wd and jack the front of the truck off the ground and spin the wheel to see if the axle moves, this is so common, a think this year has the vaccum control hub too, the hubs are common, you will need to make sure the vaccum lines are connected and clear of dirt, this sound you speak of i know it sounds like it grinding metal, theres also a module that goes bad but you will need to start with the hubs. Here's a quick guide to diagnosing the problem. If the front driver shaft does turn, use a dead blow hammer on the transfer case to try to knock the transfer case shift motor free, could be hung up. Refer to Section 418-00 to diagnose module communication problems.
Went to another Ford dealer directly afterwards, fearing the last parts guys didnt know what he was talking about, and unfortunately got the same exact answer. If your transmission begins to slip you need to diagnose it immediately, otherwise a small fix can turn into a very costly repair. . But we recently had the same problem the dash showed it was in 4 wheel drive yet it wasn't. But under alot of stress will the gears hold? The spring should push the gears in, without the vacuum line on. This article will cover how to figure out what that warning light means without having to pay someone.
By - November 19, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Refer to Section 418-00 to diagnose module communication problems. Most newer vehicles have sensors on each wheel that tells the computer how fast each wheel is turning, mine uses the same sensor as the antilock brakes for the 4x4 On my ford vehicle the 4x4 can't bind but I also have independent suspension, so no solid axles. Just saying it could be more than a fuse. So you should drive it a fair amount in 4wd. I did not notice any mechanical issues after the quick skreechng noise. If the diagnostic tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the diagnostic tool operating manual.
Carry out the data link diagnostics test. They called and said the vacuum hoses were melted? If anyone knows anything I'm missing please chime in. I have checked all of the 4x4 fuses and they are ok. I get the same symptom when the switch is placed into 4x4 Low. There is one fuse that runs the whole thing, in fact on my truck that same fuse is linked to the interior light but yours is probably different I checked my fuses and they are all fine. Would be nice to find a good technical article on the system.