My Four Wheel Drive is always engaged, on my 1997 Ford Explorer XLT. I changed the power shift motor on the transfer case, and the transfer case is still engaged. On the dash the idicator points to: Auto, High and Low with 4x4 above High. I am not sure if the transfer case is suppose to be engage all the time. The Manual states Control Trac system is an option or as it reads: (IF EQUIPPED). It also states, when in the 4 Wheel Drive auto mode full power is delivered to front and rear axles, I am asumming this is why when I put it on a rack all four wheels are going, the Owners Manual is not exactly clear. Is all wheel drive different then Auto Four Wheel Drive, my previous assumption was auto meant on demand, 4 Wheel enagaement at High when slipeage occurs, owners manual states full Power deliverd to front and rear, confused. There are no blinking lights when the four wheel indicator light comes on, so I can rule out any bad codes. When I switch it to 4Wheel High there is no RPM change, as it seems it is always in 4 Wheel High perhaps, indicator light does come on however. When I switch it to 4Wheel Low you can hear it turning, as you are suppose to. When I give it gas, from a stop, in 4 Wheel Auto it is very slugish, especially on turns, like the old Jeep Cherokees when making a sharp turn a little unstable, wondering if I can make it through a busy intersection. At higher speeds going straight it seems a little more stable. At lower speeds it feels like perhaps the transmission is not shifting correctly, bogging down, extreme slugish take-offs. If anyone can advise it would be appreciated, thanks.
Sunday, September 30th, 2007 AT 7:26 PM