i have a 99 ranger that my grand son drove 13 miles at high speed while in 4 low, now cant get it out of 4 low any help

Asked by Dec 15, 2015 at 03:49 PM about the 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Stuck in 4 low and can't get into 2 high. When I turn the knob it remains in 4
low. It is automatic trans.

3 Answers


Drive it back and forth slowly in a straight line and stop and try shifting again. It may take quite a few attempts to get it out of 4wd. If you have a manual shift transfer case it can take quite a bit of effort to shift the transfer case. Driving on hard surfaces in 4wd is a good way to ruin a transfer case.

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Are yo in neutral when shifting from 4L? If not apply foot brake while stationary and in neutral then try to get it to shift into 4H then 2wd.

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Best Answer Mark helpful

My Ford is much older but that - what those guys say - is good advice. Sometimes I have to in reverse and Granny Low back and forth... several times- after unlocking the hubs from the dinosaur age, Borg-Warner

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