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09-17-03, 08:13 AM   #1  
93 explorer 4x4

the four wheel drive on my 93 explorer will not engage. it is the push button type and when you push the button, noting happens. however sometimes at night i can see a faint glow to the indicator light but if i push it nothing changes. i had it up on a lift to replace the wheel bearings and a mechanic buddy of mine said it looked like the 4x4 was trying to engage when i push the button but would not fully engage.
any advice. i purchased the truck with this problem and the previous non-mechanically inclined owner said a dealer told him the motor that engaged the transfer case was out. i think that it is possible he just wanted to sell the truck and really dont know. i am a shade tree mechanic at best, but i am not good with electrical issues.

 
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09-17-03, 09:01 AM   #2  
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Kerry ,I have the exact same problem(or my son does,his truck).
I will keep a close eye on this one , hopefully one of the auto guru,s will help us.
Jeff

 
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09-17-03, 09:05 AM   #3  
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Most times the brushes on the shift motor get glazed and this will make the 4WD inoperative. Especially if the 4WD wasn't used much in the past.

Look around in the archives of this forum, there have been links to various pages that detail how to clean and service the brushes. Failing that, usually the motor is bad, but try cleaning the brushes first.

 
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09-17-03, 09:47 AM   #4  
thanks JoeF. im new to this forum and do not know how to find the archives. im kind of a computer goob.

 
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Try this link from an old post to see if it works. It has the website I was talking about:

http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...+motor+brushes

 
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09-17-03, 01:00 PM   #6  
THANK ALOT JoeF. the info i found should help me solve the mistery. im off to get greasy and test my shade tree ability.
keep up the good work all. this is the most informative forum i have found. i will let you know the outcome.

 
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09-17-03, 01:05 PM   #7  
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Good for you and let us know the resolution to the problem.

 
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09-17-03, 01:27 PM   #8  
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Iwill to .


Thanks for helping.

 
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09-18-03, 05:57 AM   #9  
YEE-HAA im fo-weelin
it was just a dirty armature. in less then two hours i had it fixed. thanks again Joe-F.
HEY JEFF, HOW DID YOU COME OUT?

 
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09-18-03, 06:14 AM   #10  
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Good for you, and you're welcome. Glad it was something simple.

That is a common problem. As I said, always start with the Basics .

 
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09-18-03, 06:35 AM   #11  
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It going to be a week or two. I have other projects to wrap up.
Real glad to hear about your good luck.Hope we are as lucky.

 
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09-18-03, 06:55 AM   #12  
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Let us know the outcome. Could be 2 for 2. .

 
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