So here is what happened...
My Expedition went in to automatic 4wd mode (still irks me that it doesn't have a 2wd setting). since then, it seems to be "stuck" in whatever 4x4 position i set it in (it shifts fine between 4hi and 4L)
when turning it feels like the parking break is engaged, and starts to chirp tires and hop a little.
needless to say, it is parked in my drive way.
I have tried driving forward and backwards to try and get it "unstuck" i have also tried letting it "roll" down a hill, forwards and backwards to see if that helps.
I have tried resetting every computer and electronic component i can think of.
I have a couple of questions...
the first, obviously. does anyone have any idea what the hell is wrong with it?
the second, if i were to just go and replace my front "automatic" locking hubs with manual locking hubs, would that a, solve the problem, and b, cause any long term damage?
oh, i should say that this truck does have 142k on it. and aside from it's current situation, runs like a champ.
any help would be great. even if it seems like it is something i should have already tried.