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No ABS, RSC, or A4x4 - light flashing 8 times - Help!

fireball 440

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April 3, 2011
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Northern MN
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2015 Police Interceptor
2005 Ford Explorer 4.0L Auto

OK winter is here there's 2 inches of snow on the ground this morning. Got new tires last week so the only thing left is to fix this issue.
No Auto 4x4, No RSC, No ABS, all those lights are on and 4x4 light flashes 8 times.
Replaced all 4 wheel speed sensors within the last year.
4x4 High & Low work normally, but in 4x4 Auto it is only 2 wheel drive.
Check Advantrac lights up and turns the system off.

What does 8 flashes of the 4x4 light mean? Search has left me blank.

If you replaced ABS sensors but not the hubs, it could be that. If the hubs are worn or loose could cause bad readings by the sensors. Did you scan for codes?

Replaced both front hubs and bearings and sensors only in the rear. Both rear bearings feel tight. My cheap scanner only reads engine codes. 8 flashes of the 4x4 light means something, that is my only clue.