It must have become stuck or rusted together? As you are driving while heading home. You may not even be engaging 4wd if there is an issue inside the transfer case. And, the vehicle is out of waranty. You should hear it work from 2wd, 4hi to 4low and back to 2wd with the push of the switch. This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014.
I read that many times the actuator valve was the culprit. I have the same problem. You can pick up all these parts at Auto Zone or Parts Source and they will have the step by step instructions for you to get the job done with common tools. A perfect replacement at a very reasonable cost. It's called a castle nut because it resembles the battlements of a castle wall.
Good luck and keep me posted and hope it's a simple fuse that has gone bad. The system does not know which calibration to use without this information. This is a tire that has been installed on the Ford F-150. This common F-150 truck issue might be the culprit. Loosen the bolt that holds in the tie-rod end until it's on the last threads. There is a vacuum switch on the top of the transfer case, driver side but when that fails, your front hub stay's locked in the on position.
Good luck and keep me posted and hope it's a simple fuse that has gone bad. It is located on the left hand side drivers side of the transfer case. When the genuine Motorcraft part arrived it took all of five minutes to install. All do-it-yourself projects entail some risk. Any messages - service four wheel drive system? Step 5 - Remove half shaft This step requires the most patience as you must take care not to damage the hub seal during removal.
You want to level out your F-150. Nov 02, 2009 it depends if it is auto or manual. If the 4x4 actuator is working on the transfer case, then the front hub 4x4 actuator may have gone bad and that's located on the front differential. There is one actuator in each front wheel hub,had the same problem,there are 2 plastic valves on the battery side, connected to hoses ,just blew some compressed air in them and it solved the problem. Symptoms of bad actuators include a whine from the front hubs as well as the front wheels not locking in. Which transfer case does it have? The arrow points to vacuum line.
Took into the dealer and they said it was fine. Use a floor jack to lift the vehicle high enough to slide a jack stand underneath. The starting clutch engagement switch is located at the clutch pedal-2 seperate switches. There is a nuetral saftey switch on the auto-located on the manual valve arm the piece that the linkage from the shifter connects to at the trans. It's common for the clip there to corrode and break and is an easy fix with a new collar pin, at worst it's the diaphragm on the vacuum actuator that is located under the battery tray. You should hear it work from 2wd, 4hi to 4low and back to 2wd with the push of the switch.
First check for power at the back up light bulb connecter with reverse engaged may have power at all times when key is on. Loosen all the lug nuts, but don't remove them yet. Dealer didn't offer any suggestions, except to make an appointment on their 1 week wait list! The module can detect what position the transfer case is in by monitoring the 4 encoder channels P, A, B, and C. If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem. If you did Process 2, don't forget about the alignment. Never used it again until I went skiing. Dec 30, 2009 Check the fuse to the 4x4, if the fuse is good then check the 4x4 electric motor actuator on the transfer case.
If this engages the starter check the neutral switch. If the 4x4 actuator is working on the transfer case, then the front hub 4x4 actuator may have gone bad and that's located on the front differential. Mar 08, 2014 Most vehicles have a low pressure switch that prevents the compressor from engaging so as to prevent damage to the compressor. If all electrical is in good working order, replace the actuator motor. That means that the rear of the. With the car in neutral or park the neutral switch is closed on and the starter is in working condition it will engage.