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1999 ford 250 4x4, if you bypass al gem and relays ect. and

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1999 ford 250 4x4 , if you bypass al gem and relays ect. and connect transfer motor dierect should you hear it clunck in mine just seems to run hummming????
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 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.

If you directly apply power and ground to the shift motor, yes the motor should turn and change through the gears, however it will not know where to stop when doing this so I would not attempt to drive it this way because it will be partially engaged in gear (4 high-4 low). Are you needing the 4x diag steps?

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
shouldn't I hear a cluck when motor engages . I not not > I know not to drive like this with out a double throw swithc to bypass all relays and gem but question is show hear a cluck of engatement and not just the motor seems jjust to run with no click in?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

The noise comes from within the transfer case, not from within the motor. Are you remote powering and grounding the motor with it on or off?

The clunk will only occur if the is alot or a slight amount of stress or bind inside the transfer case. If all the gears are lined up, it can shift from 2 to high to low without making much to any sound.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris