1997 Ford F150 4 Wheel Drive: I Had Problems Shifting Into I had problems shifting into an of the 4 wheel drive gears. Once engaged, worked fine. I was told to us some WD-40 and spray the linkage to help with the shifting issues. Now the 4 wheel drive seems to go into gear (light comes on) but no 4 wheel drive. Ford Dealer is looking charge me $150 just to look at it. SOLVED: 1997 Ford F-150 4x4: Electronic four wheel drive Oct 17, 20101997 Ford F-150 4x4: Electronic four wheel drive will not engage. Was working then wouldn't engage when it was below 32 degress. But once warmed up would engage.