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4wd problem

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by chas4x4, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    My dad has a 2004 f150 and when you pull the lever in to 4wd the light comes on but it does not lock the transfer case in,it does the same thing in low range any ideas any one:confused
  2. ffplow

    ffplow Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    auto or manual hubs? Check if the front axles are spinning when rears are spinning, if they are, your hubs are not engaging.
  3. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    The f150's don't have locking hubs.
  4. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    does the shifter need to be adjusted maybe im not sure with the 150's
  5. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    this has the lever on the floor when you pull is in you can hear a click but nothing happens for power to the front.
  6. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    The linkage needs to be lubed. If you don't put it in 4H or 4L for a while the linkage will seize up and the lever won't engage 4WD. My F250LD is in the shop now for brake issues and linkage lube. Couldn't get it in 4WD this year, now I realize I never put it in 4WD last year.
    Once you get it working make sure you engage 4wd every couple of months to keep it working.
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    did you lock the hubs??
  8. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Yup, and don't force it if it's anything like the F350 ones. Common problem and they seize a lot. I busted one and a new linkage assembly from Ford of Canada is over $500, and not much better stateside. Managed to get a used one from Rancho Ford Parts in California, and lesson learned. First thing I did is disassemble and put the anti-seize to it. I'll do that at the first sign of stiffness too!