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99 ranger 4wd..cant get 4wd to work. put manual hubs on it,

Customer Question

99 ranger 4wd..cant get 4wd to work. put manual hubs on it, changed shift motor, changed 4wd switch, changed transfer case module. checked all fuses..good. no 12 v power to shift motor.
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes..all of the above
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

Hi Im David, what engine do you have 3.0 or 4.0?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
4.0, auto
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

ok gimme a sec

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Copy, thnx
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

check the fuses again. yiu have to be missing something. either that or there an open wire somewhere

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Fuses are good. 4wd lights are flashing and if I disconnect and reconnect battery..4wd will engage one time.
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

ok.

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

disconnect and test "T-case shift relay module" behind GEM. Relay module is supposed to show 80-140 ohms between two pins,

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

start poking around up under the dash. where the wires go from the main wiring harness down under the carpet and to the*****module behind the seat.

the green wire and white/purple wire might be frayed at the plug. open the wiring harness and check that the green and white/purple wire arent melted together.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for helping David, but I think I'm better off trying to fix it myself. I can't go back and forth every 15 or 20 minutes. I have already replaced that t-relay and no fix and ohms are within parameter. Have a good evening. I will check the wiring.
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

ill opt out and maybe someone else can help

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Im good, no referrals please.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Would you like me to help with this concern?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No thanks
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Do you just want the post to time out and close and lose the deposit?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
please. Thanks
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Okay, sorry you paid for something but have decided you want nothing in return on this possible wiring concern. Best of Luck.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No worries. Have a good svening.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

You to, et me know though if you change your mind. I would love to help you and earn a excellent rating once you were pleased.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Im a former mechanic and know this problem is common in Rangers. There are all types of discussions on You tube, google, and forums. Seems like no fix, everyone is guessing. I thought justanswer might have a more definitive fix.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

You know there are 2 different techs on this post, correct? The first tech opted out, I am not the same tech you spoke to earlier.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'll figure it out. Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Okay, just let me know when you do want me to help.