Lot better than throwing parts at it. I am almost positive there is no distributer in the 97 escorts. When the four-wheel drive has been selected, the four-wheel drive indicator lamp on the switch is designed to turn on when the front axle has engaged. This is a fairly common problem with those trucks. When the transfer case is engaged into four wheel drive, a lamp indicator on the instrument cluster will light.
When I turn the key to start the vehicle all three lights, 2hi, 4hi, 4lo, come on with the rest of the dash lights and then go off after a couple of seconds, that is all three lights on the switch go off. I have a 1994 ChevyS10. So the water circulate freely and getting colder every moment when pass troght the radiator. If the wires have power replace the actuator. When actuator is removed it does not blow fuse and it works fine.
Does not switch over when I try to engage it. Other people and I have posted on it quite a few times. I didn't have any luck locating the tutorial but the Amazon link for the actuator is still valid. The problem starts when the float sticks in the carb. The shift lights flash continuously every 3 seconds.
Pin 13 ground on works on certain years like yours. Do you know what diagnostic trouble code's are?. Thank you for trying to help, but I'm not sure how to do that. Oh well--I know it's the original, and it lasted 12 years and 140k+, so that's pretty good life. The shift fork engages a spline on the passenger side of the differential, and boom! You may have a badmodule as well. Typically if your question has not been answered, there are probally a bunch of threads already started on this subject. Solution: my mechanic changed the Thermostat.
To check this all you need to do is work backwards from the furthest point. If you do not have enough pressure the regulator is bad, not installed correctly or you have a leak in your high pressure line. I hear a slight electrical noise when I go to high and a clunk when I go to low but it doesn't engage. I changed the diode with a new one I had to buy at a Chevy dealer. Yes I have searched and the only results I have found mention front hub actuators.
Make sure they are seated good. When I hit the dash button for 4Hi it just blinks at me. If it does not have 12 volts, check the transfer case switch and the power feed to the transfer case. Auto part stores can't read these , your best bet take it to a qualified repair shop. Any idea how the system works? Wait a minimum of 3 minutes then replace the fuse. Just ground it and turn key on and watch the shilft lights for flashes. I know for sure that the hubs aren't locking and that the front driveshaft isn't turning.
After being towed home, I left the 1998 Blazer in the driveway. Count flashes and post back what it does. Faulty actuator on top of the front diff is worn out. I put the truck in low range out in a field and let it creep in 1st gear, and I hopped out and the shaft is definitely not turning. I seem to be having a similar problem with my 97 Silverado manual shift.
He asked if I was the same guy that he towed back to my driveway about a week ago and yes, it was me! Is it most likely the actuator? Thanks If it is like my 88, on the front differential there is a sensor that screws into the side that has 2 wires on it. Must be for the push-button T case or something. Hard to imagine that being November and all but what happens is, the heat from the exhaust manifold makes the windings in the starter so hot they expand and the rotor cannot spin inside the starter case. Have the vehicle checked for trans codes first. If this was at all helpful,please rate thank you. Here is a picture of the diagnostic plug showing pin 13.
The automatic transfer case system is completely automated, no transfer case control button switching system is required. One test gave me a code 2 that repeated every three seconds. Here is an old thread where I supplied a link to a great tutorial by a previous member: Check Post 6. The actuator located in the front of the vehicle axle I removed and had my son change place the vehicle in neutral and shifted between 2 wheel and 4 wheel low and hi. This lets the gas flow through on to the piston which then seeps by the rings into the crank case.