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4WD issue today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Eman5pt0, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Dec 26, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    Eman5pt0

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    so i had a little issue with the 4WD today. i went out in the snow today and it was fine all day, i got home and parked it for a few hours before i went back out .. i left the 4WD on, and was stuck!! i eventually got myself out and went down my street, the traction control was going off and the right side was sliding out, i turned the 4WD off drove a bit than put it back on and everything was good, i figured one of the wheels was locked up and was just being dragged. other than burning the shit out of the clutch it drove fine
    ever happen to anyone ? maybe i shouldn't have left the 4WD engaged ?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    the drums locked up on me once before .. but i ended up having to adjust the drum to get the wheel turning again. i just turned off the 4WD and it was fine
     
  3. Dec 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    David K

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    If you lived on a beach (or in a snow field) you would never take it out of 4WD (High)... and there is no reason leaving in 4WD affected anything. Your truck could stay engaged it's entire life in 4WD.

    When you say 'the traction control was going off'... do you really mean the VSC was beeping at you? You may have been sliding sideways while trying to go straight?

    You don't say what year or model truck.. or how new it is... In any case, take it back to Toyota to check out.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    I never leave my truck in 4wd when I shut it off. Never did with my 86 4Runner either. A long time ago somebody told me to always shift out before shutting down. I don't remember why, but now it's habit. Anyone hear similar?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    yeah the VSC was going off, i was only going sideways when i was driving. when i thought about it it seemed like i was dragging a tire, to the feel, the sound it would make sense because the ass end was swinging to the right and no matter how i turned the wheel it wouldn't straighten. and i know how to drive and straighten out of it goes sideways, something just didnt feel right ... and as soon as i took it off 4 wheel drove fine, put it back in four wheel drove fine sooo idk
    and i have a 09 4cyl has 30000 and had it for a little over a year
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Can you say urban legend? All thats going to accomplish is wearing out the shifting motor faster. If I needed 4wd to get in the garage, I'm most likely gonna need it in the morning too.;)
     
  7. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Ive had problems getting out of 4wd low in the snow before..anyone had this happen to them?
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 4:14 AM
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    My Taco is a shi__y shifter going in or out of 4 LO, but especially coming back out. Surface seems to make no difference. I quite often end up shutting engine off and on restart it shifts,:confused: The 5 speed is still pretty tight shjifting into 1st too so I'm wondering if it just needs a little more use before things slick up a little.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    Maybe you noticed this already, but the clutch pedal needs to be
    FIRMLY down into the floor for the 4whi to low to work properly.
    I tink there's a switch that needs to be made. Maybe mine is
    fussier than others?? This drove me nuts a few times 'till i got it.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Depending on the weather, i sometimes leave it in 4WD when parking overnight.

    I ususally try and run it alittle to warm the drivetrain up alittle

    before switching back to 2WD
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    Most likely the issue is that you had your e-brake on. When driving around in the snow, or in freezing temps. It is best to not use the e-brake. The mechanisms get frozen up, and will cause the rear brakes to get locked up.
     
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