1995 Ford Ranger Sluggish and 4W light stuck on

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  • 1995 FORD RANGER

Transmission problem
1995 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

I have a 4x4 Ford Ranger that starts every time, warms up, and runs ok with the exception of some sluggishnish. When I 1st start it up, the 4W and 4Low lights are on. I have come to realize that, when I put it in neutral, the relay associated with the generic electronic module (GEM) clicks a few times and the 4Low light goes out-with the 4W light remaining on. This relay is behind the radio and I have even removed the radio in order to feel this happen with my hand. The front wheels are manual locking hubs and are off. The 2W/4W/4Low switch is in the 2W position. As I said, the vehicle runs ok, but exhibits some restriction. I have looked in the Haynes book to read about the "Transfer electronic shift motor". Is it possible that the relay in question is trying to shift this motor without fully engaging it into 2 wheel? Any and all help would be grateful. And also, would I be able to see this motor function if it was removed and the vehicle started/put into gear? I am perplexed and would appreciate some ideas before I venture out into the Pittsburgh cold to tackle this problem.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 10:12 AM

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