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Ford 4x4 Questions

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by theguynextdoor, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I just recently got a 2000 Ford F250 Superduty. On my dodge, I just pull the lever into 4hi, but in the ford I was having a problem with the truck in 4x4. I pulled the lever to 4hi while in neutral, but didn't feel like it was in 4x4. I put it back to 2H but the 4x4 light stays on. I don't think its in 4x4. Am I suppposed to lock the front hubs or something? I have heard of this on some trucks, but am not sure how to do it. Thanks for the help with my rookie question.
  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    almost all the newer fords will go in 4 hi in gear they call it shift on the fly my dad had a 350 that year it wouldnt go in 4 if it was at a crazy angle
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Would help if you lock the hubs in. Sometimes you may have to roll a little for it to sync.
  4. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    If you have the floor mounted transfer case shift lever you need to manually lock your hubs since you don't have the vacuum locking hubs.
    The hubs should have a "Free" and "Lock" Position....turn them to the "Lock" position.

    I have the Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) with the vacuum locking auto hubs, but I still manually lock them :D
    With the ESOF the hubs have an "Auto" and "Lock" position.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If it is a manual shift 4X4 system the dash light may not go off until the truck changes direction.