June 6, 2004has anyone heard down falls to the button shift 4x4`s? i have heard that manual shift 4x4 is better but i dont really want it in my floor board. if i knew the button shift wouldnt fail on me when i needed it i would like to have a button shift.
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June 6, 2004there`s nothing really wrong with electronic shift, it`s just that with a floor shifter there`s no electronics or wiring that can get screwed up.
June 6, 2004I agree with mtmer on that ... It would be reassuring to know that your 4x4 is definitely locked in, as opposed to pressing a button and hoping the electronics do their job.......
[ 06-06-2004, 05:25 PM: Message edited by: fmthefixer ]
June 7, 2004I have had, and now also have a Ford with the pushbutton 4x4.
They have not given me an ounce of trouble.
Though I do like the idea of manual shift for piece of mind.
Now the auto locking hubs, thats another story.
Not reliable at all.
June 7, 2004My wife has a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport that has the auto traction control. The knob also can be turned to 4 high or 4 low. When I turned it to 4 high it would not engage, but when turned to 4 low it would engage. I took it to Ruxers here in Jasper to have it replaced under Warranty, Thank God. Something to do with the relay that went bad, but was not cheap.
I was told later if I had to pay for it, that it would have cost me over $500 to fix.
June 8, 2004i would think with it bein electric it would short out if you do much boggin exspecially as much as i do. but i like the button shift b/c its alittle more high tech but thats not always better.