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4wd gone?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by garrettski, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    garrettski

    garrettski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im a new to this site but find it very interesting...i have a 07 tacoma access cab v6...was driving up a dirt road yesterday so i flicked it into 4wd. i herd a lot of grinding from the front axle so i put it back into 2wd. Now im stuck in 2wd and my 4wd lite wont stop blinking......

    WHAT HAPPENED?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    how fast were you driving?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Sounds like something broke. Is it under waranty?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    garrettski

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    i was going like 3 mph up a little hill
     
  5. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Sounds like the front drive actuator broke on ya.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    garrettski

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    Ya i think so...
     
  7. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    is that an easy fix or no?
     
  8. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Without seeing it in person, its hard to make an oline call on it. If its just the actuator, then no. Its easy. If you messed up some gears, or something, then its more involved
     
  9. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    do you have acsess to a lift if you do its not bad
    it should be located bihind the front diff. Basically there is a box bolted kinda next to the front diff on the back side with a wire harness. Once you unbolt it(4 bolts i believe) there will be this C shaped armature that fits on a slider ring inside just take the actuator off and replace it and make sure you line the C shaped armature up right with the slider ring or your 4wd wont work. Also when replaceing the acuator put some RTV around the edge to seal it. And while your doing that you might want to drain your front diff and look for big chunks of metal just in case.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    garrettski

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    thanks mace!
     
  11. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:48 AM
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    It's a $330 part. I had mine replaced under warranty, same thing happened @ 18k.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2008 at 1:57 AM
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  13. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    Sorry about your luck, sucks. That's why I NEVER shift into 4wd with any kind of load on the drivetrain.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2008 at 8:21 AM
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    Just an update....toyota has had my truck since wednesday. tryed a 4wd acctuater and that wasnt it so know theyve got a fron diff acctuater on order.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    sloppyjoe

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    It is really easy to tell if it the actuator for the t-case or the front diff. If the front driveshaft spins when you engage the 4h feature then your t-case 4x4 actuator is good if you still have no front drive when the front shaft is spinning then its the front diff actuator. I know this as I spent the entire last weekend doing a front diff carrier replacement and the actuator failed while we had it out (what a bummer). We did alot of work only to find out we had to pull the actuator, crazy!! Good luck though, I am just waiting until my back heals from all the work last week before I fix the new break! JOE>
     
  16. Sep 14, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    wat?
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