1998 Ford Ranger

Dear Doctor: I own a 1998 Ford Ranger 4×4 with a 3.0-liter engine and five-speed manual transmission. I bought it used with 115,000 miles on the odometer. The problem is the truck will seldom go into four-wheel Low, and when it does it takes a lot of trying to get it back out. It will switch from two-wheel to four-wheel High and back with no problem. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? Mike
Dear Mike: The 4×4 transfer system is not complicated. There is a switch on the dash that operates a small electric motor on the transfer case. The small electric motor is a common problem. The technician will take the motor off and manually turn the transfer case in all positions to verify there is no binding. A fluid change is also a good idea.

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