I have a 1998 ford ranger, it's 5spd, 3.0 v6 and 4wd. Today I was showing my brother how it worked and now it's stuck in 4 low and won't go into 4 high or 2wd.

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Asked by Jun 11, 2015 at 01:12 AM about the 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The 4low and 4 high lights are
flashing as well.

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92,605

It could be the transfer case shift motor, they do go bad, get the vehicle on level ground and block the wheels, put the transmission in nuetral, you want to take as much load off the running gear as possible, then you can try lightly tapping on the motor while someone pushes the 2 WD button, if it runs and get you into 2WD then you need a new shift motor, if it doesn't run, you can take off the shift motor and manually put ithe transfer case in 2WD, so you can drive it, then you will have to check the circuits and see if they are getting power from the GEM for the 4WD controls, this can get complex so if you have to go deeper than just the shift motor I recommend you purchase a good shop manual, one that has the wiring diagrams and componet locator in it. HTH

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Sit could be that, I've tried many different things that haven't worked. Someone else told me to check vacuum lines. And mine has a dial on it. So should I cycle that from 4 low to 2wd? Or just play with it. This my first 4wd vehicle so it's all new to me.

92,605

Your rig is all electrical, no vacuum. So follow what I told you and if the motor is just stuck that should do it.

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Okay thanks buddy

Also try putting it into 2wd then reverse slowly moving and c if there is grinding, if no noise then the shift solenoid is probably at fault. Also you could checkwiring harness a dirty plug could save a lot of money like tennisshoes said definetly buy a book. Their around 30$ and they are broken down into simple easy to follow steps

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