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I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sports Trac, when I shift into 4…

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I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sports Trac, when I shift into 4 wheel high or low, none of the indicator lights come on. What is the first thing to check after the fuse block. Assuming those are all right what is the next thing to check. I also hear a relay click up under the dash board on the passenger side dash board. Any suggestions where to start giagnosing?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

147,000 approximately and the car starts normally unless I don’t flip a ground shift off each night. Otherwise it drains unless I drive it everday. The check enchine light is on

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I bought it new.it seems to run real well ingnoring the problems. The click under the dash continues more rapidly if I have not flipped the ground switch, and the battery is weak. The the problem with the battery has eaten up many batteries. The radio comes on intermittently if I don’t cut the ground. Sorry for so many questions!

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Normally this ends up being the shift motor on the transfer case to blame. Rather than basing an answer on assumption and odds you can diagnose and be for sure what is the issue so it is fixed right the first time. To do that you follow these steps. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tzj40jqtxjoxd93/sporttrac.pdf?dl=0

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