I got a 2001 Toyota 3.4 4runner auto. I know this is taco discussion but i get better reply's here. Any ways the 4 runner is in very good shape. I got stuck in a little drift yesterday in 4wd and couldn't get out because the stupid vcs kept going off. I tried giving it gas and made some clunking noises so i stopped and waited till i got pulled out. When I got pulled out i put it back in 4 and it will grinding and clunky. So i brought into my shop and put it on all 4 stands and had a buddy listen while i started the 4runner. I would put in 4x4 and when I released the brake slowly it would start grinding from the diff. I don't even think the wheels would spin. Is my diff screwed? Or my cv joints? It runs good in 2wd.
It really clunks when i put it into 4wd and them put into drive or reverse it clunks hard i can drive it down the road and it works but clunks every so ofton