Re: my 98 ranger xlt 4wd wont engage
Originally Posted by 847alexc
I might also remind you, though you are probably already aware, that there is a speed sensor at the back end of the transfer case which prevents engagement above a certain speed. for 4-low, you should have the car in neutral and parking brake set for it to engage. it sounds ridiculous, but its free to try before spending any money.
I have nothing on the back end of my transfercase (Dodge) but it's a full time unit. I'd think if the transfer case is electronically controlled, the PCM would stop the TCCm from switching drive modes above a set speed. I'm not sure about part time units, but for a sensor to be on the transfer case itself that controls speed, I think this would be difficult as true speed won't be realized except through rpm, which it would have to calculate what gear the transmission is in. This would make be believe that the PCM is controlling the unit, or at least setting the parameters. Could always pick up a Haynes repair manual I suppose to find out for sure.
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