why will my explorer only drive in 4 wheel low?

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Asked by Nov 12, 2007 at 09:39 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the explorer won't move in 4 wheel auto or 4 wheel high but when you put it in 4 low it works.

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this is one i would take to my mechanic

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Sounds like a problem with the selector mechanism, perhaps not engaging the 4 wheel properly. In 4-low I believe the gears are directly meshed with the transaxle which would explain why it is working in 4 Low, but not in positions that are electronically/vacuum controlled.

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i had the same prob. on mine i had to change out the trans. case this costed me $600 i would check the trans. case motor first cause that only costs $180

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