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Another 4wd actuator issue!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by La300zxtt, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    La300zxtt

    La300zxtt [OP] Member

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    I'm fairly new to the forum guys. I appreciate this forum so much btw!

    I’ve read countless posts about the Tacoma actuators... literally hours lol

    Here’s my issue
    Blinking 4wd lights and nothing moves
    Btw my TC actuator plastic housing Has been busted for years. It has never failed me until now. I recently fell in a hole on a back road that was sandy loam and got stuck. I’m know water got in there.

    As per reading lots of posts, do I remove the old actuator and install a new actuator? I can get a used TC and actuator for about $300 off a wrecked truck here in Louisiana. It seems kinda straightforward to remove the whole actuator with the little gear coming out to pull it off the shaft.
    Any help is greatly appreciated! May God bless you all

    Btw, ive checked my front add and it was very clean and spotless.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    kidthatsirish

    kidthatsirish Well-Known Member

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    Awesome CB setup, TRD leaf springs, matching camper shell...more to come some day.
    You can buy a new actuator for that cost of Rock Auto.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    Usethe2nd

    Usethe2nd Well-Known Member

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    FJ case swap :bananadance:
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    La300zxtt

    La300zxtt [OP] Member

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    Amen to the FJ swap!
    What would be the total cost on swap?
    Used tc about $200?
    I don’t know if im mechanically inclined enough to do it by myself
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    Usethe2nd

    Usethe2nd Well-Known Member

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    depends i got mine for $275, price is usually anywhere from 3-400. Another $300 or so for FROR twin sticks, gear oil, wiring and a switch

    theres alot of great write ups available. I swapped mine out after my actuator crapped out on me, havent had a single issue.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    La300zxtt

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