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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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electronic 4wd broken

I remember seeing a post about this on the old board and I went in and cleaned the commutator and contacts on the motor, and it worked twice after that. But now it's been about a month since I cleaned it and it again is not working. It will click and drain quite a bit of power, but will not engage unless I have somebody hit the button while i bang on the motor. Any other ideas on what's going on here? Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-28-1999, 02:03 AM
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Re: electronic 4wd broken

Could be internal t-case problems. Pull the motor off, leave the electric connected and try it, if it works ok I'd have to say t-case. If you still have a motor problem then suggest purchasing a new one. I'm not sure if the Explore/Ranger motors are the same but if they are I have a few that I've rebuilt at work I'll sell for $20 plus shipping, if they are not the same I'm sure I can get one soon from other coworkers. Or hit the junkyards and rebuild one yourself. I know a new one costs $295 from Ford.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-29-1999, 08:18 PM
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Re: electronic 4wd broken

I had the same problem with my push-button 4wd. That is a good idea to take off the electric motor and try engaging the transfer case with a wrench - it's marked where 4wd hi and 4wd low are. That should work - i doubt it is the transfer case. What was wrong with my electric motor was that a small plastic bushing had broken off and become lodged in the teeth of the gear driven by the motor. I'd take the whole motor apart and try to see if this is the problem - put it all back together with some grease on the gears to be safe and give it a try. Be sure to mark where the backplate with the electric sensors line up or else it will be difficult to get it aligned again (i've learned from experience and know how to align them again if this is the problem).

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