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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2003 TRD Man, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    2003 TRD Man

    2003 TRD Man [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am fairly new to using 4 wheel drive,except in winter.
    Why does my truck dash icon of 4 wheel drive sometime not come on when engaged?
    Also taking it out also hear at times a popping sound,like popping out of gear?

    Is there fluid I need to be changing?

    Thanks guys, John :confused:
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    clarkie152

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    sometimes it take a fw seconds for the light to come on. when you hear it pop... are you accelerating? your just forcing the 4wd gear in when you hear the pop....not recommended
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Janster

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    If the dash light & system is working properly, it should only come on when you're fully engaged in 4WD. If the light isn't on...then you're not in 4WD.

    That popping/clunking is normal when disengaging 4WD.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    ETaco23

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    Yeah, theres fluid in your front Diff. and transfer case. That you should change every 30-60K miles or so. It can get pretty thick if its sits for awhile and not using the 4wheel drive often. And I would go with synthetic.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    2003 TRD Man

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    How much fluid in front diff/transfer case?
    Do you know what weight and brand of syn?
     
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