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    Hi guys,
    Can anyone with a bit more knowledge confirm the following for me: I have a problem with the rear parking sensors on my Ranger (2016) not working. The 4x4 system also does not engage at all. The dealer says that I need to fix the parking sensors in order for the 4x4 to work again. Can this be true? They have trouble in getting the correct parts for the sensors and this now leaves me without a 4x4!

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    I do not want a 4x4 unless it has a "short stick" for low range function.

    Petri Oosthuizen confirmed this view in another thread.

    I think, apart from the Cruisers, I probably have one of the last full time 4x4 + low range with a short stick Toyotas coming to our market. My guess is that the 4x4 Fortuner D4D's are going to become the sought after Toyotas in time to come. The last of the "tough ones"' with full time all wheel drive - Toyota's equavalent of the late Defenders. (Toyota having rear diff lock opposed to Defender having articulation)

    Mine will be sold from my "late estate". (my son and son in law both have "sophisticated" 4x4's)
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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    Did the reverse sensor and 4x4 fail at the same time?
    Did you damage the sensor, or did it just stop?
    What happens when you try and engage 4x4? Lights flash? Can you hear the solenoid?
    Have you done some recent water crossings?
    Do you get any error lights on the dash?
    Do you have a tacker installed?

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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    You will be surprised at how all the systems are interlinked on these bakkies. If the MAF on these vehicles is unplugged it cannot switch between modes.
    Quick Test

    1. Ensure vehicle is switched off.
    2. Move selector to 4H/4L
    3. Start vehicle and see if it selected

    Get a bluetooth OBDII reader and download TorqueTune to your cellphone. It helps a lot in identifying and fixing small problems
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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    Quote Originally Posted by leontheron View Post
    Hi guys,
    Can anyone with a bit more knowledge confirm the following for me: I have a problem with the rear parking sensors on my Ranger (2016) not working. The 4x4 system also does not engage at all. The dealer says that I need to fix the parking sensors in order for the 4x4 to work again. Can this be true? They have trouble in getting the correct parts for the sensors and this now leaves me without a 4x4!
    Morning.
    I highly doubt if your sensor has any thing to do with the 4x4 system, may bee try another dealer.
    The problem these days they don't go for proper training they can only service your vehicle and that some day's is a mess.
    Might be a fuse problem, if you put it in 4H what happens?

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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    There is stupid plug o the gearbox/transfer box passenger side.

    Wiggle this thingy and apply some Q20.
    I hate the switch and prefer the short stick, I sold my 2.5 and got the 3.2.

    Had this failure twice and the above cured the nonsense
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    Hi guys. I took my 2010 Ranger 2.5td dc 4x4 to a specialist today because my RFW light is on after starting the vehicle in 2x4. When I press the RFW button the light goes off. When they jacked up the vehicle and turned the front wheels by hand the CV shaft and front propshaft turned but was it was not in 4x4. The propshaft was not locked in the transfer case. My question is does the RFW release the front wheels by the front diff or by the front wheelhubs? Is it normal on the Fords that while in 2x4 the front wheels are still turning the CV shaft and front propshaft while it is not connected to the transfer case as in 4x4? Is the front wheels supposed to run freely in 2x4 without turning their CV shafts? Has anybody tested this before?
    2001 Ford Ranger 2.5TD D/C 4x4 (sold)
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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    Quote Originally Posted by Veldkind101 View Post
    Hi guys. I took my 2010 Ranger 2.5td dc 4x4 to a specialist today because my RFW light is on after starting the vehicle in 2x4. When I press the RFW button the light goes off. When they jacked up the vehicle and turned the front wheels by hand the CV shaft and front propshaft turned but was it was not in 4x4. The propshaft was not locked in the transfer case. My question is does the RFW release the front wheels by the front diff or by the front wheelhubs? Is it normal on the Fords that while in 2x4 the front wheels are still turning the CV shaft and front propshaft while it is not connected to the transfer case as in 4x4? Is the front wheels supposed to run freely in 2x4 without turning their CV shafts? Has anybody tested this before?
    From my understanding the cv's will still turn but will not receive any power from the transfer case.
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    Default Re: 4x4 system on Ford Ranger

    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    From my understanding the cv's will still turn but will not receive any power from the transfer case.
    So it is normal then and maybe my problem with the RFW ligts is an electrical one. Thanks.
    2001 Ford Ranger 2.5TD D/C 4x4 (sold)
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