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4wd Problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 01Tac0ma, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    When i engage 4wd and try to get up and go my truck bogs down and cuts off. If i do get goin and start spinnin the front i get a big puff of white smoke....WTH could be the problem? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Where is the smoke coming from? Front or back or exhaust pipe? Blue smoke indicates oil burning, white smoke might indicate water/coolant. Any smell associated with the smoke.

    A clearer description would help to get a better picture of what is happening.

    "if I do get goin and start spinnin the front..." What does this mean?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    to me it looks as if it comes from the wheel wells and it has a very weird and awful smell i dont even know how to explain it.

    and what i ment by that is when i can get all 4 wheels spinnin w/o it boggin down and stalling out then it starts to smoke. its only ever done it in sand cuz the first time it did it i just didt want to chance it messin up in the mud and leavin me stranded.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    i will try and get a pic of it nxt time it does it, the smell almost smells like and electrical fire.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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  7. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    im thinkin the cv axles are worn out cuz im pretty sure they are still original.. but anyway it is almost like it is a complete loss of power. idk ill figure it out someday i reckon in the near future..
     
  8. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Your sure its not clutch smoke?
     
  9. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    possibly i didnt think about that. but the clutch is pretty new, so why would it be boggin down and cuttin off though.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    it's gotta be somethin in the front, it only goes to shit when the front diff is engaged.....smoke on both sides??
     
  11. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    This was not on pavement was it? You do know to never use the 4wd on a grippy surface right? If you were to try and turn on pavement in 4wd it will be very jerky and if you really gas it, you could start to smoke the tires I guess.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    tthats exactly it. and yes smoke on both sides
     
  13. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Haha yea i know not to use 4wd on pavement, this was on a hill with really soft like beach sand but i did try it on a more packed dirt road to see if it would still bogg down and lose power and it doesnt. so to me it is only when traction is at a minimum that it bogs and either cuts off or smokes like hell.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    you can turn 4x4 on on pavement all day and not get white smoke, that's nuts. i have no idea man, i'd bet something in the CVs
     
  15. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    huh, thats wierd. I honestly have no idea what might be going on then.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    i guess some weekend soon i will just tear down n see how bad the cv's are worn and i kow i gotta get new inner tie rods but that dont have nothin to do with this. trd7 has seen it do this b4 maybe he will chime in on what he thinks.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    I'd bet on the clutch. They have a destinctive smell when they slip excessively. CV shafts would not produce smoke. A clutch would.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    one question is this first time you've tried to use the 4wd in the truck ? like recent purchase or something? friend of mine bought a newer s10 and when he put in 4wd kept shuttering... found the PO had installed 4.56 gears in rear to make truck run better on street but never ponied up for front gears so it had 3 somethings up front
     
  19. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    I think it might be the clutch
     
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    holy shit, sucks man!
     
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