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4 Wheel Drive still not working...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma Ride Days, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Jul 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM
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    Tacoma Ride Days

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    Hello again!

    Just installed a new actuator to the front axle. I tested the actuator before I bolted it in, light came on and everything, and it worked perfectly. However, when I bolted it into the axle, then proceeded to put the truck in 4 wheel drive, but it did not engage.

    I could hear the motor in the actuator move when i put the truck in 4 wheel drive, but the light would not come on and I could not feel the front wheels engaging.

    Please help! I am truly at a loss right now
     
  2. Jul 8, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    02hilux

    02hilux Go where the few dares to travel

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    Did you position/clock the collar to the far right and place the fork into the collar?
     
  3. Jul 8, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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    Yes, it was the only way it would fit in and have the holes for the bolts line up
     
  4. Jul 9, 2020 at 2:44 AM
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    Just how did this start I read through your other thread I only saw it did not work ??

    I am guessing it worked at one time .

    You have ruled out anything in the front axle keeping it from engaging ?

    Did you check the actuator you removed to see that still works ??
     
  5. Jul 9, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    Yes, so I broke it down to the old actuator had gone bad because it was the only thing that wouldn’t work when I put the truck in 4x4. I took the old one off and tested it and knew it went bad. But when I put the new one on, I could hear the motor spin but no 4 wheel drive
     
  6. Jul 9, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    How long have things been sitting ??

    When you installed the new actuator you made sure the sliding sleeve was free. Not like your dealing with a powerful motor.

    If the sleeve is stuck it is not going to move This is a cause for many failures not to engage 4x4
     

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