Maybe I was looking in the wrong place. I had the same problem with my Bronco2, it did fine in the city, but after drivin 15 miles at 65mph, when I came to a stop it would try to die. Ford and Firestone had to spend the first half of this decade recalling tires and cars - which were mainly Explorers. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. That will cut the power power the transfer transfer clutch coil. I took it to a mechanic and he was able to bypass something and get in 4 high but wouldn't do anything else with out charging more.
I too was told to bang on the shift motor lightly but not the transfer case. A record-setting number of consumers have loved this rugged vehicle for many reasons, including its handsome exterior, standard dual airbags, good build quality, and roomy interior; however, particularly before the 5. Buy if it does what low profile ties would you recommend? It came with a 4. Depending on the transmission type and drive-axle ratio, the Explorer could haul between 2,000 and 5,000 pounds. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
It does not seem useful to unplug the shift motor let alone do the brown wire mod if the transfer case is still stuck in 4X4 high. I tried the connector several times but to no avail. Right now, I just took the front drive shaft off and no more binding in the front end. The power is controlled by an electronically controlled clutch inside the transfer case. I have had one of my former explorers that the hubs had dried up grease and dry-rotted vacuum lines feeding to the back side of the front hubs. In this video I give a short tour and test drive of a 1998 Ford Explorer Sport. The mechanic tried tapping on the transfer case but it didn't free anything up.
On the other hand, it was notorious for its dangerous rollover and tire blowout problems. I'm replacing the shift motor this weekend, so when I get the old one off, is there something I can do then to manually unlock it? It got locked in 4X4 on my first off road jaunt to test the 4X4. Turn the screwdriver I believe i remember to be counter clock wise with the visegrips or channel-lock pliers until it stops. Every v-6 model I owned had the same issue around 90,000 miles. That's why the brown wire mod can provide 2wd low range by simply interrupting the power flow to the transfer case clutch coil.
Of course, it worked fine when I test drove it. It now features a 3. Your support is greatly appreciated. When it detects that the rear wheels are slipping it monitors the speeds of the front and rear driveshafts to tell then it will start to send more power to the front wheels. More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U. Did you know 30% of all used cars contain some type of negative history? InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
How can you tell it's stuck in 4wd? However I do need 4X4 for the Winter! Front hubs and driveshaft are engaged turn no matter what. First we must isolate issue to mechanical or electrical. By removing the fuses it removes power to the controls as well. I want it to look low profile. It always happened on the worst parts of the trails. Reinsert the fuses in their proper locations then start the engine.
A very quick and simple temporary fix is to make sure the switch is in either 2hi or auto position. Let us know what you find. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Most people dont get that the bigger the rim the smaller the height of tire. The front drivetrain is live at all times. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more.
Thanks - Mike Ok so I've experienced this same issue on 4 of my 5 different explorers I've owned. We have been the market leader for Vehicle History in the U. So it is either releasing somewhere, some time, but still always binds up front during slow turns. And one of the most common forms of automotive fraud in the second hand car market relates to odometer manipulation. Here is a link one of our members sent me, it is a video with audio of that noise, I freaked out when I saw this and heard it, because it solved my problem. You can also find free documentation on how to interprit the codes and what the blinking lights mean for each model vehicle, I can't remember where i've seen it online, but it was while searching for engine swap stuff. It could also buy you a number of accessories or overdue repairs.
Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. But at the same time protect the rim. Use of this site implies your agreement to these terms. So now my X is in 4 high but taking sharp turns sounds so bad and I'm sure it's gonna screw something else up. If it it still binds, you have a mechanical in the case. I put my X in 4 high while on the beach but it actually got stuck in 4 low. I have verified this with a scan tool for myself.