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4x4 struggle at full turn

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by barelyrunning, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    barelyrunning

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    is it normal for the truck to struggle to turn in 4x4 at full turn? When im cruising around a parking lot in 4 its fine, but once i try to pull into a spot the truck slows down and requires alot more effort to move.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    paulm09tacoma

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    yes thats normal i believe. im no mechanic but ive heard of that happening plus my taco does it also. take easy turns cause sharp turns can ruin parts.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    2009Silver

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    The front tires need to spin at different speeds when turning with 4x4 engaged... If the parking lot does not have snow, your front wheels will bite into the pavement, causing what you are explaining. If you're on dry, or even just wet pavement, disengage your 4x4.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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  5. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Just a matter of time before you break something doing that... Stop that seriously..
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Paul's TRD

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    yep. take off 4x4 when on solid ground. that's why it's called "Offroad".
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    That extra effort is nothing but strain on the axles, driveshafts, cv's, u joints..
     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    BarelyRunning huh? haha
     
  9. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    im not driving around a dry parking lot in 4wd. not that dumb.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    During very slow speeds a 4x4 will struggle with the wheel turned at full lock--even if its offroad. Ever had to do a 3-point turn on the trail? I have, and it's difficult.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Dont worry, its normal.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    aight cool. next time i will have to explain the exact conditions on the parking lot im driving on.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    its ok, it catches you off guard the first time it happens.

    kind of like the first time your anti-lock brakes start pounding the truck.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP

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    As long as you're not driving on dry pavement and the wheels have something to slip on (snow, mud) then it's fine and totally normal.
     
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