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dnickolas
05-30-2009, 08:34 PM
i have a 91 ford explorer that will not go into low range. motor turns to 2h and 4h but does not go into low range. tried new motor and switch. any idea on what the problem might be?

SquirreL-E
05-30-2009, 08:37 PM
How long have you owned this for?

and your problem, It has been circled the whole time, just look at the middle of your steering wheel.


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dnickolas
05-30-2009, 08:52 PM
thanks that was really helpful...... :|

FU Toolbag
05-30-2009, 08:59 PM
I haven't got a clue what's wrong with yours, But I have one here if you want it and are close.

vajayjay
05-30-2009, 09:23 PM
How long have you owned this for?

and your problem, It has been circled the whole time, just look at the middle of your steering wheel.


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You'll also find that major problem on the grill and hatch[16]

Cwheeler
05-31-2009, 11:32 AM
you have to have the trans in neutral and your foot on the brake before it will shift into low range

FU Toolbag
05-31-2009, 11:44 AM
you have to have the trans in neutral and your foot on the brake before it will shift into low range

Actually, no. A friend of mine exploded hi, or at least his wife did when at about 120k she wondered what that botton did. Tranny wasn't in good shape before and was gone after.

Cwheeler
05-31-2009, 12:12 PM
Actually, no. A friend of mine exploded hi, or at least his wife did when at about 120k she wondered what that botton did. Tranny wasn't in good shape before and was gone after.

weird prob something wrong with the sensor then, both my old 90 ranger and my 91 explorer had to have the trany in neutral and your foot on the brake in the explorer before it would even think about shifting into low, they would shift on the fly into 4hi no prob.

MikeWild
05-31-2009, 01:32 PM
weird prob something wrong with the sensor then, both my old 90 ranger and my 91 explorer had to have the trany in neutral and your foot on the brake in the explorer before it would even think about shifting into low, they would shift on the fly into 4hi no prob.


you are correct, you can shift into 4hi on the fly, but in order to engage 4lo, foot must be on brake and tranny in neutral. As to the original question posted, there's likely a fault in the speed sensor that is preventing you from engaging into 4lo.

This may be of help to you...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9719562/93-Explorer-Elec-Transfer-Case-Shift-Diagnostics

dnickolas
06-02-2009, 07:33 PM
where bouts is the speed sensor located?

MikeWild
06-02-2009, 07:48 PM
It's in the tailshaft housing on the transfer case