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

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

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a worn out or failing 4WD engage solenoid on 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Ford F150.

  1. step 1 :Removing the 4WD Engage Solenoid Valve
    • Locate the engage solenoid valve closest to the driver side
    • Disconnect the solenoid connector
    • Press the tab behind the solenoid
    • Press the solenoid down and pull it out
    • Disconnect it from the vacuum line
  2. step 2 :Installing the 4WD Engage Solenoid Valve
    • Insert the solenoid into place
    • Connect the vacuum line
    • Connect the wiring harness

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On this Ford F-150, your engage solenoid should be on the driver's side, or general location is passenger's side, but this is towards the driver's side. You can make sure it's the engage one by unplugging it and this key way should be in the 9:00 position.

To remove, use a bent tip awl. There's just a little tab back here that you need to push back. Then you push the solenoid down, pull it up and out, and remove the vacuum lines.

Install the new engage solenoid. Make sure that it has the key way at the 9:00 position, put it down and in, and it should slide right up and in, and click in place. Then you can reconnect your vacuum lines, push firm, and then reconnect your electrical lead.

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Tools needed for replacement:

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