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Old 12-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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4 x 4 Wont Lock In??

Quick Question...
I have a 2005 Tacoma TRD 4x4 and have had it for a few years.
Two weeks ago, we had a snow storm and I attempted to shift the truck into 4x4. The light kept blinking and the truck would never lock into 4x4. I tried different methods like backing up and even tried 4 Lo and nothing happens. I tried leaving it in 4x4 thinking maybe it would eventually lock in and still nothing happened. I searched for similar problems and have found nothing. There is no 4 Wheel Drive Shop here either so perhaps anyone knows what could be the problem or if they have had a similar experience?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Quick Question...
I have a 2005 Tacoma TRD 4x4 and have had it for a few years.
Two weeks ago, we had a snow storm and I attempted to shift the truck into 4x4. The light kept blinking and the truck would never lock into 4x4. I tried different methods like backing up and even tried 4 Lo and nothing happens. I tried leaving it in 4x4 thinking maybe it would eventually lock in and still nothing happened. I searched for similar problems and have found nothing. There is no 4 Wheel Drive Shop here either so perhaps anyone knows what could be the problem or if they have had a similar experience?
Any help would be appreciated.
Mine did the blinking light thing & symptoms you described and it was the actuator. Toyota replaced mine under warranty but realize yours is a 05, maybe covered under drivetrain or if you got extended? An idea anyway....
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply. It came with a 60,000 mile/5 year warranty on the drive train and there is hardly 50,000 on it now. So if the actuator falls under the drive train, which i dont know if it does or not, they should fix it? Hope so. Thanks
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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Shift to nutural then put it in 4wheel. Mine works like that. After you put it in 4wheel and it still don't lock put it in gear and drive foward a bit.
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