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Old 09-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation 4WD High & 4WD LOW Lights

well I own a 1999 Ranger extended cab 4 wheel drive with the 3.0 flex fuel engine. Anyways I am experience a problem where the 4WD High & 4WD LOW Lights on the dash are flashing together every five minutes or so also right after start up and also the truck will no shift into four wheel. Earlier in the day i put the truck in 4 low and put it in 1st gear to ease the wear on the brakes going down a pretty damn steep hill. Anyways has anyone seen this problem or know what the hell is going on i need some help. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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on mine when i put it into 4 low sometimes the 4 high light will come on, but its in 4 lo

are you putting it into neutral before you shift into 4?
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The truck senses there is a problem with the 4WD system.

Take it to a dealer and have the codes pulled.
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1st yes its in neutral when I try putting it in 4w ive tried everything to get it to shift and it wont. 2nd jspafford question with the truck sensing a problem with the 4 wheel drive could it be in a safe mode not allowing it to shift in 4 wheel drive. thats what I am guessing
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Not normally... It will usually shift into 4wd and then break not allowing it to shift out.

Unfortunatly RBV's are not that smart...

Chances are there is a problem with one of the sensors.
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I also forgot to mention that the lights began to flash when I was driving down the freeway if that has anything to do with it. another question would be if the oil level in the transfer case is low could that be what turned the lights on or tripped the code
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Any issues with your speedometer? Does your O/D light flash?
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speedometer works like a champ and I dont have an O/D light being that i dont have overdrive which sucks. also everything is working as it should besides the 4 wheel drive and nothing is leaking except for a little bit on the front of the transfer case and I wiped it off looking for a crack or damage and nothing was there guessing the gasket or seal is going bad
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Hello... I have the same problem. I have owned my 99 Ranger FlexFuel for about 8 months and it has now done the flashing 4wd lights twice. Once within 3 weeks of purchasing the truck, and again just today. When this happens, 4wd will not engage, either High or Lo. We pulled the battery and it stops. For now, it seems to be a glitch, but that's not enough of an answer for me.

Has anyone found a REAL reason for this? Or a more reliable solution than pull the battery and hope?
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next time it happens count the flashes and come back with the numbers. It will be x number of flashes, a pause of a few seconds, and then more flashes. It's a fault code, but we need the number before we start guessing at the cause.
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