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4 x 4 Wont Lock In??

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Rangerdirk, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Dec 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    Rangerdirk

    Rangerdirk [OP] Active Member

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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.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    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....
     
  3. Dec 6, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    Rangerdirk

    Rangerdirk [OP] Active Member

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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
     
  4. Dec 6, 2008 at 11:01 PM
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    Playz

    Playz Pepsi

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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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