Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-28-2020, 06:43 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 9
Borg Warner 1356

1998 Ford E350 7.3 conversion done a few years ago by CCV (with help of some sort from Agile Off Raod)
Borg Warner 1356 with electronic shift

Problem: 4x4 switch has power but doesn't do anything

I found a blown 25 amp fuse under the dash. 4x4 module under the dash tested good. Fuse blows every time i hit the switch.

I found a broken 2 pin plug on top of the transfer case. When unplugged the fuse doesn't blow and it seems to shift into 4H and 4L while in neutral. I haven't driven it with the plug unplugged. When i plug it in the, fuse blows when i hit the switch. I'm assuming the plug is shorting.

What does that plug do? Speed Sensor?

Thanks for the advice.
Attached Thumbnails
image3.jpg   image2.jpg   image1.jpg   image0.jpg  
__________________

cshenni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 03:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TomsBeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brentwood, CA
Posts: 970
If I'm not mistaken, that's the plug for the dash indicator light, that let's you know you are in 4x4, and 4x4 low. I use the same t-case in mt 1995, but no plug or harness, as my dash has no provision for indicator lights.



When I was rebuilding my manual 1356, and my t-case shift linkage, I considered switching over to an electrically shifted T-case. After reading about people trouble shooting the electrically shifted one, water getting into the shift motor, corroding, and shorting out. Like the auto shifted vacuum operated hubs, I decided the electric T-case was one of those things that looked great on paper at time of sale, but was not necessarily one of Ford's/Borg-Warner's 'better ideas', and to stay away. I rebuilt my manual one, reconfigured the linkage, too, and never looked back. And yep, the shifter is in the way, and I have to get out and traipse through the mud to engage 4x4. I'll accept the muddy boots.
__________________

__________________
1995 E350 7.3 Diesel, 4x4 high roof camper, UJOR 4" lift
TomsBeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 03:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 9
Mine doesn't have a light on the dash either. CCV did the conversion on my 98 E350. i thought maybe it had something to do with the switch, but when i unplugged it, everything worked fine (actually better than when it was plugged in, because the plug was broken and causing the fuse to blow). It didn't blow the fuse and shifted in the 4H and 4L.

I am trying to find a new pigtail. Know where i can get that sort of thing. Tried the dealership.





Quote:
Originally Posted by TomsBeast View Post
If I'm not mistaken, that's the plug for the dash indicator light, that let's you know you are in 4x4, and 4x4 low. I use the same t-case in mt 1995, but no plug or harness, as my dash has no provision for indicator lights.



When I was rebuilding my manual 1356, and my t-case shift linkage, I considered switching over to an electrically shifted T-case. After reading about people trouble shooting the electrically shifted one, water getting into the shift motor, corroding, and shorting out. Like the auto shifted vacuum operated hubs, I decided the electric T-case was one of those things that looked great on paper at time of sale, but was not necessarily one of Ford's/Borg-Warner's 'better ideas', and to stay away. I rebuilt my manual one, reconfigured the linkage, too, and never looked back. And yep, the shifter is in the way, and I have to get out and traipse through the mud to engage 4x4. I'll accept the muddy boots.
cshenni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 03:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
TomsBeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brentwood, CA
Posts: 970
these guys


https://www.transmissionpartsdistrib...bw1370-bw4401/
__________________
1995 E350 7.3 Diesel, 4x4 high roof camper, UJOR 4" lift
TomsBeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 05:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Bellpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 394
I worked on one of these for my son and learned a lot. After all the troubleshooting it came to the fact the actuator motor was not cycled to the right shift point. I removed the motor and was able to manually shift the transfer case (little triangle stud that goes into the motor) to the 2 Wheel Drive. I then used a jumper wire to rotate the motor to match exactly the position of the shifter stud. Remounted the motor and it has worked flawless for 5 years at this point.
__________________
2010 E350 6.0 4x4 EB 50 SMB
Bellpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2020, 09:35 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
arctictraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomsBeast View Post
If I'm not mistaken, that's the plug for the dash indicator light,
I've never had an electric shift so i can't say for sure, but on my manual 1356, that is a switch that rides on the shift cam to light the dash indicator. It could be different for an electric shift, but the photo looks exactly like mine.........
__________________

__________________
Arctic Traveller
KC6TNI
2001 GTRV
Advanced 4wd
Agile Ride improvement package
arctictraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×