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Check Engine Light - 4WD

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by DJFGOLF, December 13, 2004.

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  1. DJFGOLF

    DJFGOLF New Member

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    I have a 2001 Explorer Sport with an illuminated check engine light. Today I went to engauge my 4WD option, the 4WD did not kick in. My question is: are the two problems related? I had one person tell me that the 4WD was vacuum activated and someone told me it was not. Help Please. If they are related, suggest where to look for the potential leak.
     
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  3. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

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    take it to autozone and have them pull the codes from the check engine light..thats the first place to start...
     
  4. TPLYNCH

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    Your 4x4 is not vacuum actuated. What 4x4 were you engaging, Hi or Low? There could be a relation, but won't know for sure until the codes are read.
     
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    I agree, get the codes and then we can help out. Usually from what I understand the 4wd lights will blink when theres a problem.
     
  6. DJFGOLF

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    i forgot the codes at home but i seem to remember they were all basically vacuum related (ie gas cap, egr). it just so happen i needed the 4wd the other day and it did not engauge. thought there may be related. as far as hi or low, i tried both settings and neither worked. the dash light did not come on at all, blinking or otherwise. i will call home at lunch and get the exact explanation from auto zone. thanks guys!!!
     






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