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about to give up with my 4wd! help!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by corndogg, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    i am still having problems trying to figure out what is wrong with my 4 wheel drive in my 2007 tacoma. i have taken it to two shops and they we4re unaible to figure it out as well. when i engage my truck into four wheel drive the light flashes but truck does not engage. i can hear and i checked that the front actuater is working. i followed the wiring and found nothing, but i am starting to lean towards in being a broken wire.....any suggestions?

    cory
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    Is your transfer case actuator (not your front ADD) working?
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    4wd high or low range? If high, have you tried driving about 20 feet with the wheel turned to get it to engage?

    If low...well, that's a bit more complicated. Is your truck a manual or automatic?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    truck is automatic, it wont even shift into 4 high. the four wheel drive light just flashes.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Did you try driving slow for 20 feet or so with the light flashing?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    yeah, numerous times.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    My 2006 tacoma did what you described it was the actuator.
    Toyota put a new one on (warranty).
    4WD flashed would not go into 4HI.
    Eventually 4LO stopped working too.
    Luckily it worked one more time (4LO) before failing to get me out of a jam.
    The part was pricey.
    I hope you can figure it out without having to buy one.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    when i put the truck in four low it starts to flash and beep. im going to look into it a bit more tonight, see what i can find. i believe the front drive shaft is locking though. and unfortunetly toyota screwed me over with the warranty so i will be paying for it. but need to get it fixed where i live.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    4Lo won't kick in unless you're in 4Hi, fully stopped, and in neutral. It will stop flashing/beeping when engaged.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Since you're having trouble getting into 4Hi, it stands to reason that 4Lo won't engage as well
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    yea woops brain fart on my part lol
     
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