1997 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles
Last year during winter season I noticed my four wheel drive wasn't helping me out in snow conditions. I took it to a mechanic and they put it on a heist and tried to engage the 4 wheel drive. At driving speed (10-40) it engaged sporadicly and disengaged just as poorly. We couldn't make a connection as to why or when this happens. It almost never engaged into low from a neutral position. They replaced some module and I thought it worked (probably placebo effect). I used 4 low to get out of a muddy situation and when it locked in it made a grinding noise before it finally did. But now driving it in dry weather on a road I definitely feel the gear ratio change but when I turn where there used to be a pulling from the front tires locking in there insn't. How do I know if it really in 4wd? I recently changed the transfer case fluid (which wasn't much) and replaced the vss on it. I'm told that cleaning the transfer case pump solves almost every 4wd problem is there any truth to this? Thanks.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 9:54 AM