Having problems with your Ford Expedition ?

My 1997 ford expedition gets stuck in 4 wheel drive and dooesn't come back out.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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Your actuator motor on the transfer case isn't working anymore. You can get the motor at Ford. Once a month it's recommended to cycle the 4wd unit on and off to keep the piston in the actuator motor from freezing up.
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