I have a 1997 Ford Explorer XLT Autotract 6 cylinder with 222,000 miles. It has automatic transmission, power steering, and ABS. Two days ago I started experiencing a binding sensation from the front end when making a sharp left or right turn. Since then I have noticed that the "4WD" and "4WD LOW" indicating lights flash six times than go out.
This repeats at exactly two-minute intervals. While driving the vehicle, I switch to full time 4WD but nothing happens. If I stop, shut it off, starting and put the truck 4WD, and then switch back to Auto it appears to temporarily solve the problem; however, this problem has occurred several times over the past two days, but only at low speed. e.g turning in/out of a parking space. Any idea what may be causing this?