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4WD not engaging but light is on

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SmokeyDP, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Dec 26, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    SmokeyDP

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    I searched but all the threads that I found about the 4wd not working said the light didn't turn on either.

    I had the transmission replaced a few weeks ago and the 4wd worked prior to that. Now of course we are getting a blizzard and the 4wd isn't working. The 4wd light comes on when I hit the button and I hear a relay click but that's about it. The front wheels don't spin at all. I tried putting it in 4-low and not much is happening up front at all.

    There wasn't much I was able to check because there is a few inches of snow and I don't have a garage to work in. The truck is pretty much stock.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    SmokeyDP

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    Dropped the truck off and they pulled the front 4wd electric motor and said it was stuck and had to be cleaned up. I guess the 4wd sat unused for a while. Hopefully this thread is useful to someone since there wasn't another one about the light being on but the 4wd not working.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    The light is triggered by a switch in the transfer case.
     
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