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4wd?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gonathan85, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Dec 14, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    gonathan85

    gonathan85 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Proper methods of shifting into 4wd?

    My method was to put the 5spd stick in neutral, and shift from H2 to H4, and then on into L4, and then shift into 1st on the 5spd stick.

    The problem: Front tires weren't pulling. I ended up getting stuck in mud, and being pulled out by my dad (laughing hysterically) in his John Deere Gator.

    I assume that I need to lock the front hubs? Before I even checked into this, I had the wheels powdercoated and installed...the wheels have caps that won't allow access to the hubs...so I'm not entirely sure that I have locking front hubs?

    What's the matter here...
     
  2. Dec 14, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    Hmm. All I have in my drivers sunshade is a business card for some industrial machine manufacturer...came with the truck. X)
     
  3. Dec 14, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    First off, read the fucking manual.

    Secondly, find out if you have manual hubs or ADD hubs (automatic). If the hubs are covered, then you can probably assume they're auto...or that whoever did your wheels are retarded.

    If you do have manual hubs, like I do, you have to physically get out of the truck and move the dial from 4x2 (unlocked), to 4x4 (locked). If you have auto hubs, then your 4wd is somehow broken, and you'll have to bring it in to a shop.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    yes i dont think the locking hubs came aout till 2000 (year)
     
  5. Dec 14, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    I am the third owner of this truck, and did not receive an owners manual.

    I did my wheels, and didn't know about potentially having locking hubs until after.

    As for everyone else, thanks! I assume that I do have manual locking hubs, and am looking into fixing the issue.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Please tell me this is your first truck if you installed your wheels and didn't notice having locking hubs before you put center caps on....

    I mean, they're kinda obvious....
     
  7. Dec 14, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    gonathan85

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    Actually, it is.

    My first vehicle was a 1996 S-10...

    2nd vehicle was a 2007 Toyota Matrix...

    3rd vehicle was a 2007 Honda CBR600rr...

    Edit: Also, was pretty excited to get the wheels powdercoated, so I wasn't paying too much attention...guess I missed the hubs.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    sachou

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    Yeah...they're pretty hard to miss...


    And I would highly recommend getting a manual. I'm the third owner of my truck, and it didn't come with a manual, so I ordered one off ebay for $15. Definitely something you should consult if anything is questionable on any vehicle.
     
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