Although I am a new Tacoma owner, I have previously owned two Hi Lux's (the Australian 1st gen versions). I now own a new 4 door 4WD with all the options which I bouht for a steal.... because no one in Southern California would buy a six speed manual.
Although I am Totally ecstatic with its stock performance, the reason that has brought me here is that when I engage 4WD (hi or low), it seems that both the front and back are permanently locked. The torque load makes it near impossible to park on the slightest of grippy surfaces. Is this a common issue? Is it a warranty issue? Am I a complete noob/dumba$$ that is missing something completely obvious? Should I be asking this question in a different thread?