View Full Version : 98 f-250 LD 4x4

02-07-2006, 06:28 PM
was up a hemlock on the weekend went to use the 4x4 and only had 2 wheel peel i can here the xfer case engaigng but its like the front end isnt locking in and its auto case any suggestions

02-07-2006, 06:38 PM
auto hubs? if so, try to manually engae them where the vaccum engage piece is, hold the cable locked with a pair of vicegrips.

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02-07-2006, 06:54 PM

02-09-2006, 01:53 AM
We had a similar problem with my dads 02 F-350, we managed to turn in the hubs manually, that big deisel engine is hell to push up slipery hills.

02-09-2006, 06:24 AM
[iagree] vaccume issues

02-18-2006, 11:05 PM
i have 99 ranger, with same issue. My transfer case would engage, but no front tire action. I had a leak from my front left hub which lead to the problem.

02-18-2006, 11:05 PM
replace ur hubs, with manual ones, electronic is crap

02-19-2006, 05:10 AM
[iagree] check vaccuum

02-19-2006, 07:22 AM
[iagree] [iagree] [27]

02-19-2006, 07:01 PM
i think vaccum can get sticky in cold weather

02-22-2006, 12:07 AM
i just know that my electronic crapped out on me, and i needed to get my buddy to tow me out. Hubs on all newer Ford IFS is poop. I speak from first hand knowledge. I'm just waiting for time to do the swap.