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4x4 lights flashing


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June 9, 2010
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City, State
Shelby twp. Michigan
Year, Model & Trim Level
02 mountaineer v8
so today in my moms ex, the 4x4hi and 4x4lo lights just randomly started flashing and when you push the 4x4hi/lo button nuthing happens..... what do you think the problem is???

4x4 module is the usual concern but getting codes will help diagnose properly.

Did you manage to find the source of your problem? I have the same thing on mine (02 Explorer Limited, 4.6), and it flashes 3 times in sequence, then stops for a while before it repeats itself again. Also, I wonder if it is somehow related to the outside temp as I never get the flashes when its above 45°F (7°C).

Any help is greatly appreciated, as I'm located in Sweden and knowledge on these cars in the workshops are quite limited...

Thanks in advance!