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2004 4x4 Control Module Location?

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Johnny Glenn, November 21, 2010.

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    1. Johnny Glenn

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      Thanks for looking in - I have an 04 Ex and I thought the 4x4 control module would be in the same place as the 02/03 models but I don't see it behind the glove box? Am I missing something - has someone already taken it out? I don't see any loose wiring etc. Should I just trace wire from dash panel 4x4 buttons to it - wire seems to head toward driver side? Thanks
       
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      On the '04, the 4x4 CM is part of the PCM & can't be serviced separately.

      From my Haynes Manual:

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      Not sure you want to hear this but :


      SECTION 308-07: Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Systems 2004 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
      REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 10/28/2003

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      Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Control Module
      The four wheel drive (4WD) control module is integral to the power train control module (PCM) and is not serviced separately. For additional information, refer to Section 303-04A for 4.0L engine or Section 303-04B for 4.6L engine.

      Ahhhh, the BigRondo beat me to it!
       
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      BigRondo USMC 1371 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Just call me Quick Draw McGraw!! :p:

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      Thanks for the help - The Control Module is often times the problem for an inop 4x4 on 02/03 models - was the change in 04 an attempt to fix that problem? If so, are they now more reliable w/out the seperate module? Thanks again
       
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      You're welcome! Can't really say about reliability of the '03-'04's. They went back to a separate module in '06-'07. Don't know if the later years also have a separate module. :dunno:
       
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      hi is the 2001 behind the glove box have no power no lights etc. any ideas
       
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      01 should be behind the radio to the left of the opening, its a gem module.
       
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      The 4x4 control module, monkeyboy?

      Your post is somewhat confusing as to what vehicle you have. You posted in the "Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers" forum, there is a Sport Trac section.
      Your profile says "2001 sport trax" is that a 2001 Sport Trac?

      The correct answer to your question depends on correctly identifying your vehicle.
       
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      Need help with my 2005 expolorer

      Hi Everyone,
      I read this thread and need your help. My 05 XLT 4.0 only drives in 2wd. The 4x4 high light on the dash blinks. I took it to the dealership and they said the PCM needed to be changed for $1,800. I found a programmed one online and did it myself for $220. The 4x4 is still not working (Only 2wd). People tell me it is the 4x4 shift motor on the transfer case....any thoughts??
       
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      You might want to check the ground wire on the transfer case. It has come up a few times in here on the Gen 3 Explorers. The ground wire is the black wire coming off the connector on the shift motor. Inspect the wire and make sure it is secured well to the frame. Hope this helps. :)
       
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      rrgone - You are the man!!

      rrgone - Thank you so much!!!! You nailed it! It was the ground wire!!! Basically, the dealership wanted $1,800 to fix the PCM when it was just a $2 piece! The sad part is I already replaced the PCM myself and along with this dealerships diagnostics fee I am into it for almost $500. I am going to ask the dealership to remedy this by putting on new tires (I already purchased outside of them on) for free and there are a bunch of parts I need that I want at cost!!! I hope they go for it. They tried to rip me off!! Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:
       
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      Believe me, don't mess with Rondo. He's back East, knows what cooks. imp
       

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