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James, Ford Technician
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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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No 4x4 function. 4x4 light on dash comes on when key turned

Customer Question

no 4x4 function. 4x4 light on dash comes on when key turned on but nothing any other time
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: dash board bulbs are fine.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1997
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 4.0 v6 yes I am . I checked switch. even got a new switch for process of elimination.. no codes on obd2 missing manual so not sure where fuse
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I checked wiring as far as I can tell no breaks and contacts look clean
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 11 months ago.

Hello, if the*****lights come one but won't switch it is usually a concern with the electronic shift motor on the transfer case. The two parts that fail are either the transfer case shift motor or the GEM module which controls the***** The transfer case shift motor is more common though.