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How To Replace 4WD Disengage Solenoid Valve 97-13 Ford F150

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How To Replace 4WD Disengage Solenoid Valve 97-13 Ford F150

Created on: 2017-06-28

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a worn out or failing 4WD disengage solenoid valve on 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Ford F150. New 4 Wheel Drive Disengage Solenoid with Cover from

  1. step 1 :Removing the 4WD Disengage Solenoid Valve
    • Locate the 4WD disengage solenoid valve behind the battery
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Pry back the tab with a pick and slide the new solenoid valve from back and out of the bracket
    • Press the solenoid down and pull it up
    • Remove the vacuum lines
  2. step 2 :Installing the 4WD Disengage Solenoid Valve
    • The new solenoid's connector will match the one it is replacing
    • Connect the vacuum lines
    • Press the solenoid down and up to lock it in place
    • Connect the electrical connector

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


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Four-wheel drive solenoids are right back here behind the battery. Be careful when you're working around the battery. We do have ours disconnected.

A new one from 1A Auto. The disengage solenoid comes with a bracket. This bracket works for most applications. We're not going to use it for this application, so what we're going to do is just use a 90-degree pick. Put it in here. Pry back on this tab, and then you should be able to slide the solenoid down and out.

This is the disengage side. You can tell them apart by seeing where this tab is. If you disconnect this first solenoid, you'll see that it's here at the nine o'clock position. This one is at the six o'clock position, so you know it's the disengage.

And obviously if your four-wheel drive is engaging but the axle doesn't disengage, that's usually the problem with the solenoid.

To remove it, again, use your 90-degree pick. Go in behind and push on the tab. It's back here--it's the same tab here. Just get your pick in there and push on the tab. Push on the tab and then push the solenoid down, and it comes out, and then you can just pull these vacuum lines off.

New one from 1A Auto is the exact same as the original. You can put it into place. Go down with it and then bring it up until it locks into place, then just reconnect the engage solenoid. Then reconnect your vacuum lines, and reconnect the electrical feed.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

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