1994 Ranger XLT 4.0 5spd 4WD 168,000 miles
the emergency brake will hold vehicle but pedal won’t stay down. figured it would do the normal “ratchet” feel and sound.
also, i did a really dumb thing with 4wd. i will try to make a long story short. a few months ago when we had that snow storm and then another shortly after, i decided to lock my hubs but DID NOT engage the 4wd. my top speed was 55 in the weather going to work. i came home one night for a brief moment, shut truck off and went inside. i came right back out to go to my mom’s house (not a focal point in story but she lives only three blocks away)
when i started my truck i noticed the 4wd light was on (4H, not “low range”) could NOT get light to go out and 4wd does not work, engage or “disengage”. (i know it’s not engaged by the little bit of a test wheel slip on snow packed street)
not sure what to do. was told to check vacuum hoses but it’s an electronic shift. what should my next plan of action be?
thanks in advance for your time and expertise!