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4x4 vacuum regulator

where is the 4x4 vacuum regulator located on a 05' 6.0L powerstroke? my 4x4 wont engage
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The vacuum pump is on top of the passenger side wheel well directly behind the vacuum canister. If your heater only blows out the window defrost then you have a vacuum leak on one of the hoses going to the hubs.

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If the heat goes to defrost when u engage the 4x4 it might not mean u have a leak in one of the vacuum hub lines. My solenoid was bad causing the defroster issue pull the vacuum line coming out of the solenoid and plug it. If the heat goes to defrost the solenoid is bad. If the heat stays put u have a leaking line.
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The ESOF valve is next to the pass battery on the fender

if the heat doesn't or does go to defrost doesn't determine if the valve is bad

the ESOF valve will send a vac signal for under thirty seconds and stop ( commanded by the PCM ) this is used to engage disengage the hubs ( different duration and different HG )

so you can have a bad ESOF solenoid that just doesn't open ,, this will not cause a defrost issue

you can have a leaky ESOF that will cause an ESOF issue

a bad hub seal or line will cause a defrost issue ,, the combination of any of those is possible also ,,


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