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Old 01-20-2014, 06:30 PM
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4WL won't engage

I am not sure where to start looking to trouble shoot this one. I'm having problems with my '03 F250. 4WH works just fine but nothing happens when I switch to 4WL. It stays in 4 wheel drive but nothing happens to the gearing, the 4WL dash light doesn't even come on.

Any ideas on where to start looking for the problem?

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:51 PM
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Looks like I put this in the wrong section. It is more of a transfer case problem and not a transmission problem. Please forgive me.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:27 PM
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just asking but are you shifting it into neutral first? gotta be in neutral to get her into low
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:04 PM
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One thing have learned over the years is don't overlook the obvious. Thanks for saying something, I didn't know about it needed to be in neutral. I did have it in park but not neutral. I will give it a shot in the morning. Thanks for the pointer.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:41 PM
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Have it in neutral and have your foot on the brake. Some trucks require that you stand on the brake like your trying to not go over a cliff. If you have a problem at that point, put it in reverse, back up a couple of feet, and try it again.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:04 PM
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It's confirmed. User error was the cause of this problem. 4WL works just fine. Thanks for you help guys.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:16 PM
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No problem Glad it was a simple and free fix
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:08 PM
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