Mechanics

F150 4X4 ESOF NOT ENGAGING

2003 Ford F-150

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2003 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 94000 miles

when I turn the 4x4 high on the light comes on showing its on but does not engage the 4x4, the 4x4 low u can feel it kick in but also does not engage what possible problem could this be?
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Flyntj
December 28, 2009.



Hi
when you push the button two things happen.
The first is a elec motor on the side of the transfer case puts the transfer case in 4 wheel drive.

The second is locking the front axles so they spin the wheels this is also done with an elec motor. Or with auto locks depends which your truck has.

An easy way to tell jack the rear wheels up have someone look under the truck put in drive is the transfer case shaft turning while switch in 4x4 position. If yes prob in front axle.

If no prob is in transfer case actuator.

Either one of these motors can usually be disassembled and cleaned. This will normally repair the prob. If not they need to be replaced.

Hope this helps. Feel free to write back. Billymac

Billymac
Dec 29, 2009.
Does the vaccum control motor contorol the auto locks? Or r they locacted somewhere out on the hubs? Your info has been extremely helpfull thanks

Tiny
Flyntj
Dec 30, 2009.