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I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4X4, when I engage four wheel

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I have a 2001...

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4X4, when I engage four wheel drive, I hear click and wheel engage, but lights on instrument panel do not come on, they do come on for a few seconds when I turn ignition to start position.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?

All fluids are full

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

I have check fuses, all are good, switch for 4h and 4l works, just no indicator lights when four wheel is engaged

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, I think that all, I just trying to figure out if there is a loose wire I should check for. What sends power to indicator light?

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago
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When you shift to 4 low do you get a reduced gear ratio?

In high or low if you turn sharp on pavement and drive slowly does it bind up?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It dose bind when turning, low dosen’t Feel like it’s gearing down, other four wheel drives I have had crawl along, this dosen’
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

In 1st gear at 3000 rpm, what is your speed?

In 1st gear at 3000 rpm in 4 low, what is your speed?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It is 25 at 3000 in both regular and low four wheel
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay, so it is not shifting into low range. Those diagnostics steps are here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gqdp2ei4nb26xn5/4low.pdf?dl=0

The 4x4 lights not coming on is going to be the 4wd control module or the shift motor encoder faulty. Doing the above diagnostics most likely will resolve this concern to.

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