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96 5.0l RWD to hi-lo 4x4

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Mangus17, February 14, 2020 at 2:47 AM.

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  1. Mangus17

    Mangus17 New Member

    May 2, 2019
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    1995 explorer xlt
    I have a 1996 5.0l rwd I'm looking at switching it to 4 wheel drive with HI-LO, I know I can buy one but this one is in amazing condition and was a Georgia vehicle its whole life and shows it, barely any rust at all, what transmission and transfer case do I need?
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  3. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Snow Season Staff Member Moderator

    August 3, 2000
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    Your truck has a 4r70w automatic RWD
    You need a 4r70w 4wd, consider upgrading to a 98+ 4r70w with the 98+ internal solenoids and wiring harness

    Then you have a couple of t case options:
    Ford NP205

    I prefer the 4406m because it basically bolts in along with the correct front and rear driveshafts
    You will have to replace your trans, or at least have your rwd trans converted to a 4wd trans using a new output shaft and tail housing (requires rebuild)
    The 4406m is a 2wd, 4hi and 4lo case found in 97-04 F150
    Your 96 Explorer is expecting to see a VSS sensor in the back of the transmission, now in the back of the T case
    So you NEED to use a 97-98 F150 t case as they still have the VSS sensor
    You have to cut a hole in the floor for the t case shifter and hook up the two lights in your dash for 4hi and 4 low

    Have you tried searching for this? It has been covered!!
    The 4x4 t case in a 5.0 Explorer is AWESOME!!

    Back in 2006 I converted my 96 AWD explorer to the 4406m t case, added the VSS sensor, sorted out the driveshafts and hooked up the lights all right here in this thread:
    410Fortune 96 AWD Ex - goes low range
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