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AH! Engaged Rear Diff Lock While Driving!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kcpope, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    kcpope

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    I was driving home today at about 60 mph and accidentally pressed the Rear Diff Lock button. Within about 3 seconds I realized my mistake and pressed it again to turn it of. I don't think the "Rear Diff Lock" light on the dash ever turned solid red, but it did flash red for a second. Did I do permanent damage??? By the way, it's a 2002 TRD V6 4x2 PreRunner with an automatic trans. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I did that when my truck had 5,500 miles on it. Cost me a new differential. $2,300 later I learned my lesson.




















    LOL. JK. Your fine man. Dont worry
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    haha funny but fu#$ up bro lmfao!
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    :eek:

    Im still laughing though. I really love my jokes. LOL.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    hahaha lol funny stuff
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    you have to be stopped and in 4L to engage diff lock. The toyota folks thought ahead on this one to not allow things like that to happen whether by accident or on purpose.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    AH! You had me there for a second! Whew! So the locker never actually engaged?
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    nope it never engaged. At least for my truck, you gotta be going pretty slow and turning and then it engages. Ive done what you did many times and just switched it back off.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    I wish i had a rear diff lock button to accidentally push and fu(k my truck up with jk but not really
     
  10. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    you havw to be in 4L? that sucks, what if you want to stay in 2wd but have the rear locked?
     
  11. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    In what situation would you want to have the rear lock but only be in 2wd?
     
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    wanting to have it locked AND in 2wd is not really the goal trying to be achieved, but locked and in 4hi would be something some may want. if its a sloppy area and you dont want to be crawling along in 4lo you could have access to it in 4hi. really no reason to use it in 2wd. as long as the terrain is slimy to some extent you arent going to ruin anything. but if it is a dry dirt road best to use the locker only when actually needed.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    its a prerunner! no 4L
     
  14. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    when you just have a prerunner...
     
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  16. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    i drove appx. 23 miles at 72 mph before i noticed the blinking light. no damage at all. have to have 4lo engaged before it locks in
     
  17. Mar 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    I ve pushed that button acouple of times not paying attention while trying to put tha fogs on it blinks and nothing happens dont worry about it.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Maybe you're not in a situation where 4x4 isn't needed but limited slip isn't enough. Whatever situation a 2wd TRD taco would use diff loc i suppose. Or if you're just playing around off-road doing some slides. I liked the idea have having a multitude of chouces. 2wd, 2wd llocked, 4x4, 4x4 with the rear locked. you know.
     
  19. Mar 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Oh thats cool. Wut if you do that mod do you risk accidently turning it on like the OP did and messin ur stuff up?
     
  20. Mar 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    Ahh, thanks. It was an honest question, I really couldn't think of a situation that would call for that. Then again, I've had my 4x4 for all of 2 weeks now. =P
     
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