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Old 08-27-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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I Thought Toyota's were Dependable?

On my way to a coffee shop this evening I figure I'd switch from 2H to 4H at a stop light to exercise 4H for 10 minutes or so. What the heck Irene was in town and you should exercise 4H occasionally right?. I'm in 1st, clutch engaged when I do it at a stop light and I get the normal 5 seconds flashing light on the dash, before the steady light. All's well until I pull into the parking lot and attempt to park in a spot.

It was like someone engaged the break on all 4 wheels. I could barely get her into the spot and definitely smelled something burning in the rear. When I tried to switch back to 2H, all I get is the flashing light on the dash.

Had to walk three miles home in Tropical storm conditions to get the wife's dependable Suzuki.

2011 2.5L 5-Speed regular cab. WTFO? Looks like a Geico paid hook Monday morning when Toyota opens. Sure hope no one jack's with my truck while I'm waiting.

Not loving Toyota right now.
 
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you should have unlocked 4x4, before making a sharp turn.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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On my way to a coffee shop this evening I figure I'd switch from 2H to 4H at a stop light to exercise 4H for 10 minutes or so. What the heck Irene was in town and you should exercise 4H occasionally right?. I'm in 1st, clutch engaged when I do it at a stop light and I get the normal 5 seconds flashing light on the dash, before the steady light. All's well until I pull into the parking lot and attempt to park in a spot.

It was like someone engaged the break on all 4 wheels. I could barely get her into the spot and definitely smelled something burning in the rear. When I tried to switch back to 2H, all I get is the flashing light on the dash.

Had to walk three miles home in Tropical storm conditions to get the wife's dependable Suzuki.

2011 2.5L 5-Speed regular cab. WTFO? Looks like a Geico paid hook Monday morning when Toyota opens. Sure hope no one jack's with my truck while I'm waiting.

Not loving Toyota right now.

Im assuming your steered while on 4wd right? that a no-no read your manual
 
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your an idoit
 
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you should have unlocked 4x4, before making a sharp turn.
This
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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no sharp turns unless on soft surfaces, ie sand or snow or gravel
 
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you should have unlocked 4x4, before making a sharp turn.
Definitely x2. When will people ever learn.

No excuses that the pavement was wet either lol.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #9
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no sharp turns unless on soft surfaces, ie sand or snow or gravel
Exactly
 
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This is what it is. Put in neutral, get to a straight line, drive and switch back to 2WD.
Toyota is dependable....the drivers, sometimes, are not.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:09 PM   #11
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:09 PM   #12
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Definitely x2. When will people never learn.

No excuses that the pavement was wet either lol.

Fixed
 
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I guess Toyota thought its drivers were dependable...
 
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On my way to a coffee shop this evening I figure I'd switch from 2H to 4H at a stop light to exercise 4H for 10 minutes or so. What the heck Irene was in town and you should exercise 4H occasionally right?. I'm in 1st, clutch engaged when I do it at a stop light and I get the normal 5 seconds flashing light on the dash, before the steady light. All's well until I pull into the parking lot and attempt to park in a spot.

It was like someone engaged the break on all 4 wheels. I could barely get her into the spot and definitely smelled something burning in the rear. When I tried to switch back to 2H, all I get is the flashing light on the dash.

Had to walk three miles home in Tropical storm conditions to get the wife's dependable Suzuki.

2011 2.5L 5-Speed regular cab. WTFO? Looks like a Geico paid hook Monday morning when Toyota opens. Sure hope no one jack's with my truck while I'm waiting.

Not loving Toyota right now.
you dipshit
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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NEVER use 4wd on pavement unless going in a straight line.



if you didnt know, a straight line looks like this


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Don't blame Toyota for you not reading the manual.

 
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Wow.. blame the truck for working AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO!!!

4WD is for off highway or slippery surfaces... When you slow down to turn into a parking spot, you must have been on firm dirt or pavement... in either case, 4WD was NOT needed... Turn the dial to H2... IT is shift on the fly... how hard is that???
 
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How'd you know you were supposed to exercise the 4wd, and didn't know that you're not supposed to make sharp turns on pavement? Seems like that would be much more common knowledge than "exercising" it
 
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