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How do you engage the 4 wheel drive on a Ford Ranger?

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Answered 2014-06-04 19:35:28

It depends. Llook at the hubs on your front wheels. Is there a knob in the center of the wheels? If so, then turn this knob to the right and you will have engaged the 4 wheel drive. If you do this; however, make sure you engage the 4 wheel drive inside the truck (if your truck has a 4 wheel drive gear shifter).

On other Rangers, you have a knob on the inside of the cab. It should be somewhere on the dash. You can turn it to the right and this will engage the 4 wheel drive.

Finally, when you engage the 4WD make sure the engine is cut off, so it doesn't mess up your transfer case.

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