I've had my truck for about 5 weeks (2009 Dbl Cab) and since it was raining pretty hard, I decided to drive to work in 4x4 high....1st opportunity to put it into 4 wheel.
When I was backing out of the driveway, it felt a little funny, but only for a second and I didn't think anything of it. I drove to work on the highway, got up into 6th (about 60 mph) and had no problem. When I got to work, I had to make what I learned as a 3 point turn (which all the kids today call a k turn). Due to the tight quarters, the 3 point turn was more like a 9 point turn. In both first and reverse, it felt like I had the emergency brake on and I even stalled once or twice. I could smell something burning. When I got into the building, the people in the office said they couldn't figure out what I was doing outside and why my engine was reving so much.
I learned to drive with a car that had a 3 spd on the column and since 1975 I have not owned anything except a 5 spd (a Toyota truck, Corolla, and a 4x4 Explorer), so I am not new to manual or 4x4.
I can't figure out what was going on........is this normal for this truck, or was I doing something wrong? If this is normal, what must it be like in 4x4 low? 1st gear is a stump puller as it is.
Of course after I was done parking I realized I could have taken it out of 4x4, but at some point when I need 4x4 that won't be an option.
Thanks in advance.