What to do if my automatic 4wd won't engage?

Asked by Jan 30, 2015 at 02:47 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have automatic 4wd, the dash says that my 4wd is locked but all i do is spin the back
tires and get no traction. My wifes dodge stratus had no problem on the same hill hours
earlier in worse conditions. What can I do?

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Do you have a check engine light? Also, sometimes the connectors get corroded and may need contact cleaner. Usually it is a solenoid that electronically puts it in 4WD.

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