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4WD and starting 08

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by buckybev, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    buckybev

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    hey guys got two problems hope I can get help with. truck almost stops dead with 4w on and making a sharp turn.Have to really give it the gas to keep rolling. Going down the road seems fine but turning a corner or into a parking space she just about wont move ? And do all tacomas race to 1500 on starting seems to really take off. Scares me to think what that does in zero weather to the engine.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    jester156

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    Yes, the engine will rev to a higher RPM as part of the emissions and starting procedure.

    are you using your 4wd on dry pavement? if so, it will grab each tire and cause premature ware to your driveline parts. if you can drive straight with no issues, don't engage on dry ground, only wet, off road and snow where the front tires are allowed to slip in a turn.

     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    If you are using 4WD on dry pavement (especially if you are making turns, let alone sharp turns), you should stop! Use 4WD only in slippery conditions such as mud, snow, or sand, and only exercise it if you must on a straight stretch.

    And welcome from an Illinois expat. : )
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Never use 4WD on dry pavement, That stopping you feel is binding in the driveline and will damage it if you do it to many times.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    wow thanks guys . Just got rid of my Jeep which i did drive in 4w for the Tacoma. So far still learning ....
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    friction

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    You and me both...this is my first 4WD. I actually bought it mostly because of my Christmas trips to see family in Illinois...I was tired of sliding into ditches. :D
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Even in snowy parking lots, I always disengaged my 4WD when pulling into a tight spot to park my tacoma. It is the same in my tundra.
     
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