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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-06, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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95 Explorer 4x4 Lights Flashing

I have a 95 Explorer and took notice that when I drive for a few miles with 4 wheel drive engaged the 4 wheel drive lights on the instrument cluster start flashing on and off a few times then go off altogether. The 4 wheel drive still seems to be engaged though, the lights will continue to flash a few times every so often until I disengage the 4 wheel drive. Any idea as to what this is?

I had a similar problem with the OD light flashing, Ford said it needed a computer update which they did at the cost of $450. Thankfully it did correct that problem though.

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Re: 95 Explorer 4x4 Lights Flashing

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Re: 95 Explorer 4x4 Lights Flashing

might be a loose wire? see if anyone of your friends know someone who has a car computer and plug it in to see if anythings wrong with it
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Re: 95 Explorer 4x4 Lights Flashing

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I have a 95 Explorer and took notice that when I drive for a few miles with 4 wheel drive engaged the 4 wheel drive lights on the instrument cluster start flashing on and off a few times then go off altogether. The 4 wheel drive still seems to be engaged though, the lights will continue to flash a few times every so often until I disengage the 4 wheel drive. Any idea as to what this is?

I had a similar problem with the OD light flashing, Ford said it needed a computer update which they did at the cost of $450. Thankfully it did correct that problem though.
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You really need to take your car to be scanned for codes. Early model Explorers without a dedicated 4x4 module had problems with the GEM that would cause them to engage/disengage 4x4 on their own. They also had problems with the solenoid that does the engagement on the transfer case. You're not very clear on this but I should also point out that this system was NOT designed to be used on sealed roads. It should be left in Auto mode unless you're driving on ice, sand or unsealed roads and the car will determine if 4x4 needs to be engaged by looking at differences between the wheel speed sensors signal.
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