Re: 1994 Explorer Stuck in 4X4
On 26 Jan 2006 12:39:45 -0800, "Vern" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I started having trouble with the ol' girl initially with the
>speedometer flickering and the cruise control responding to this
>flickering and hunting to try and maintain proper speed. Just a couple
>days ago I was pulling my trailer out of a snowbank and had it in 4X4.
>After pulling the trailer out, I attempted to take it out of four-wheel
>drive. The light was out, but the differential was still engaged.
>Yesterday, the light came on, but I still couldn't take it out of 4X4.
>I'm thinking it's either the speed sensor or else something wrong with
>the Electronic Shift Control Module. Also, is the light on the ESCM
>supposed to be on all the time? There is a little reset button that
>I've pressed a few times and the light comes on for about 1 minute but
>then goes out. Any help or previous experience with this problem would
The most common problem is the shift motor not responding. As a short
term try at "fixing" it you can tap on it with a hammer a few times
alternating with pushing the buttons to try and get it to move. The
permanent fix is to remove it and clean it up. There are two plastic
"stops" inside the motor that often get brittle and break which may
allow it to over run it's end positrons and get stuck. There are
detailed instructions for doing this on a website but I don't have it
handy. A google search of the newsgroup archives would probably