FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WON'T ENGAGE

  • Tiny
  • gibbsmaster
  • Ford F-150

I have a 1997 F150. I went to use my four wheel drive on a slippery surface and it never engaged. The lights on the dashboard came on just fine, and I heard the clink as normal. It seemed like my front wheels were locked, because only the back wheels were turning when I was being pulled. I would like to fix myself if possible. Can you please give me some troubleshooting advice. Thanks

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 AT 9:11 AM

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  • Bruce Hunt
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I assume you have the automatic locking hubs. They do fail. Often this is noticable while engaged and they jump in and out. I suspect the auto locks have failed. They can be replaced but are rather pricey. You can replace them with manual locks for a fraction of the price.

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 AT 7:40 AM
  • Tiny
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Are they fairly easy to replace? Thanks for the reply!

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 AT 8:44 AM

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