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Old 12-13-2010, 06:17 AM
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Transfer case shifter lever vs. dash switch, which trucks?

I am looking to get a 2000-2002 F250 or F350 4x4, I notice some have the dash switch for 4x4 engagement and some have the old style shifter on the floor.
I would prefer the floor shifter, but I have seen both, so my question is which trucks had the floor shift and which ones have the dash switch?
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:24 AM
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That's a good question, I have wondered that myself, if there was any rhyme or reason to which ones got what... my guess is the XL trucks are floor shifters, and some XLT's. The auto hubs/dash switch style seems to be a more 'up scale' thing, is it maybe only on Lariat package trucks? My XLT is floor shifter, my buddy's XL and XLT are floor shifters, my other buddy has a dash/auto hub, but I think his is Lariat.
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My first truck had the auto hubs and dash switch, nothing but problems. Made sure when I made sure my current truck has the floor shifter, manual hubs but it always works.
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My first truck had the auto hubs and dash switch, nothing but problems. Made sure when I made sure my current truck has the floor shifter, manual hubs but it always works.
What kind of problems did he have? My truck is a Lariet and I have auto hubs with the switch. My dad owned the truck for 7 years before I bought it and he never had a problem. Knock on wood I haven't either. Not really related but yesterday I went to lock the hubs in and they were froze on auto. We had a lot of rain saturday into sunday morning then it froze quickly. In fact my back doors are froze shut. I hate winter

Now my old F-150 (1994) I had nothing but problems with the auto hubs on that. The drivers side would always stick on. So they were relieved of duty for some warn lockouts.
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Mostly vacumm issues with the auto hubs, there are 4 gaskets that love to go out, and if any one of them goes out you dont have 4x4... The hubs are junk as you have noticed and the motors on the T cases go out.

A lever never doesnt work. A manual locking up works 99.9% of the time, and if it doesnt, well there is no trouble shooting to find out what gasket is blown, on which side and or if its the motor on the side of the case...

Chelseas Ex has the auto hubs, and they just stay in lock thruout winter. My truck has a T-case lever...
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Mostly vacumm issues with the auto hubs, there are 4 gaskets that love to go out, and if any one of them goes out you dont have 4x4... The hubs are junk as you have noticed and the motors on the T cases go out.

A lever never doesnt work. A manual locking up works 99.9% of the time, and if it doesnt, well there is no trouble shooting to find out what gasket is blown, on which side and or if its the motor on the side of the case...

Chelseas Ex has the auto hubs, and they just stay in lock thruout winter. My truck has a T-case lever...
Yup he said it well!
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There's no set standard for what trucks have manual or ESOF transfer cases. There's Lariat trucks with manual shift transfercases. There's manual transmission trucks with ESOF transfecases.
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Yep - I have a Lariat w/the floor shifter, and manual hubs. My Friend has an XL with push button 4x4.
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