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My 2001 Ranger Edge 4x4 Supercab


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...2wd,4wd high, and 4wd low.
...two codes that returned so the problem is still there...

Sounds like notorious common failures of the
4x4 ControlModule (behind the passenger kick panel or in the dash)
or 4x4 ShiftMotor below the drivers floor on the rear of the TransferCase.
Both are easy to replace, each cost $75~$150, shop around.
 


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I ordered and received a shift motor. Going to try to install it this weekend if I can find time, Mandatory overtime this Saturday! LOL
Car parts money for sure, LOL
 




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Today 11-15-2020 I installed the electric shift motor for the transfer case.
It took all of 10 minutes to install, very easy.
Everything is working as it should and no more codes.

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Very good, how much, and what brand was that? I got a new one for my BW4406 TC years ago, they seemed to all be about $75 then. It's the same one for many Ford TC's, for the 91-01 Explorers and the bigger BW4406 models. I saw a rebuild thread of them before I had to buy one, and it looked like a good bit of work to go through one.
 




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The brand is Dorman. I will update this post if it doesn't hold up over time.
I have had good luck with Dorman parts in the past, but time will tell.
 




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Sounds good. I have high hopes for Dorman, because they make so many parts that are unavailable anywhere. I have assorted parts of theirs too, the door strikers are most common to think of, but the front driveshaft CV joints are available from two companies. I have used their CV joint kit, and it worked fine. The one from Detroit Axle I would avoid, that seems to be a poor quality brand.
 




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Your above pic is the Dorman#600-807
Dorman's site says it DOES fit 2001 Ranger with BorgWarner#1354 TransferCase With the 8pin7WireHarness
Dorman's site says it WON't fit 2001 SportTrac with the very same TransferCase, harness, ControlModule, etc. Weird?

Couple of years ago replaced OEM shift motor with CarDone#48-202 reman from Amazon with good results so far; it was cheapest at that time.
Amazon site also says it fits the 2001 Ranger but not the SportTrac; however it defintely DOES fit & works great.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C41NGE/?tag=serious-20

I'm convinced OEM & afternarket part makers+sellers intentionally have a long running shell game to confuse end users & keep prices jacked up.
 




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NOW take the old stock one apart and rebuild it, so when the dorman fails you can go right back to the good stuff!!!

Well done!! glad shes fixed
 




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NOW take the old stock one apart and rebuild it, so when the dorman fails you can go right back to the good stuff!!!

Well done!! glad shes fixed
Tried to. Replaced the electrical brushes, cleaned and regreased. But the worm gear & bearings were just too far gone, it would just not turn reliably.
 




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