4x4 not working right

Asked by Nov 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM about the 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 99 f250 sd v10 that when i turn the switch to 4 wheel drive it will work but pops
and makes bad noises when driving in 4wd why is that i noticed when i climbed under the
truck and go to turn the half shafts going into the transfer case one up will turn but the
other will not does this mean that my hubs are bad its auto locking hubs

2 Answers


You may have a bad wheel bearing, causing it to pop.


Your 4 wheel drive system is designed to work part-time. Unless you are on a slippery surface (wet road, dirt, ice or mud) the drive train will bind and cause the wheels to hop and make all kinds of noises when turning. There is no differential between the front and rear drivelines. All 4 wheels and tires need to be of the same diameter. That being said: Get all 4 wheels off of the ground at the same time and check bearings, differential and transfer case fluids. Also check your ball joints and tie rods.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 4x4 not working 1 answer

    2000 Ford f250 gas. I'm stuck right now and my front diff is not engaging. Just got this truck. 4x4 lights work when I hit the switch on the dash and I can hear the transfer case switching. But the...

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4WD Extended Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont my four wheel drive engage, worked great last year and now nothing 45 answers

    Got my plow on and tried my 4x4 and it doesn't engage. What's up with it?

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • #35 fuse keeps blowing out 3 answers

    I have a 2006 F250 4x4 crew cab. I had a right rear brake light burn out and I replaced it. The next thing is the #35 fuse had blown out. Now, I have everything working except the parking lights and i...

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab 4WD SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 4x4 axle seal depth ? 3 answers

    I pulled front axle out and am taking it to ford to have axle seal pressed on. I heard that there is a tool to set that seal at a certain depth into the spindle. What is the depth and can it be set ...

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty


    Maintenance & Repair

  • engaging 4wd 12 answers

    Got an 06 f250 6.0 diesel, just want to know the proper 4x4 engagement procedures. Whether I have to stop put it in nuetral or have to sliw down a certain speed and can do it while driving. I been ...

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty



F-250 Super Duty

Looking for a Used F-250 Super Duty in your area?

CarGurus has 47,455 nationwide F-250 Super Duty listings starting at $1,795.


Search Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions

Ford F-250 Super Duty Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 810
#2 kbro
Reputation 600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
374 Great Deals out of 26,726 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-150
2,224 Great Deals out of 208,519 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
315 Great Deals out of 26,840 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Ram 2500
146 Great Deals out of 5,290 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
111 Great Deals out of 14,613 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,743 Great Deals out of 167,412 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tundra
470 Great Deals out of 33,233 listings starting at $3,305
Used GMC Sierra 1500
832 Great Deals out of 66,224 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 3500
80 Great Deals out of 2,135 listings starting at $5,250
Used Dodge Ram 1500
438 Great Deals out of 11,274 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
372 Great Deals out of 46,777 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
42 Great Deals out of 2,595 listings starting at $7,500