i tried every thing to get my 2004 explorer to come out of 4x4 low but still stuck

Asked by Feb 01, 2016 at 12:09 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

113,815

Have you tried tapping on the transfer case shift motor as someone puts the switch into 2WD? If nothing happens then the only way to get it out of 4WD is to get the rig on level ground, possibly even get the wheels off the ground so there is no loads on the drivetrain, remove the shift motor assembly and manually turn the pawl in the transfer case to get it into 2WD, then cover the hole with some duck tape or gorilla tape to keep the crud out, that way you can at least drive it until you have the time to do the diagnostics on the 4X4 system. HTH

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,260
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,870
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
429 Great Deals out of 21,188 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
771 Great Deals out of 75,761 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-150
2,302 Great Deals out of 214,786 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
525 Great Deals out of 36,473 listings starting at $1,299
Used Dodge Durango
227 Great Deals out of 25,231 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Highlander
369 Great Deals out of 48,428 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Pilot
377 Great Deals out of 41,085 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
941 Great Deals out of 108,912 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
255 Great Deals out of 33,056 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Pathfinder
293 Great Deals out of 24,027 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Yukon
331 Great Deals out of 19,889 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
58 Great Deals out of 1,610 listings starting at $1,590

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 35,838 listings starting at $23,268
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 6,662 listings starting at $19,827
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 3,952 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
278 Great Deals out of 6,905 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 2,979 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.