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anyones truck froze to the ground?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08bluetacoma, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    08bluetacoma

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    so we got probably 25 cm(what ever that is in inches 12+) of snow here last night so naturally i was out driving around in it all night. Turns out a snow drift thats higher than my hood is what it takes to get a tacoma stuck(i have a 6 inch lift so my hoods pretty high haha). Any ways i park my truck for the night. get up in the morning start it let it warm up for a little bit, hop in and try to go but it would not move... completely frozen. Ended up having to almost floor it to break it free from my driveways death grip.

    This ever happen to anyone else??:confused:
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    Pugga

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    We had a big melt one year and, because of where the snow banks were, none of the water was able to run off. Where I parked my truck ended up being about 6" of water and well, when night fall came, it froze in place. The next morning, I spent a few hours with an axe getting it out. It was frozen solid from about the bottom of the rotor to the ground (not my Tacoma, this was another truck).
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Sorry, We don't get that much snow in CenTex.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    Yuck! yah it wasn't nearly that bad. that happened to my Girlfriends neighbours but it was from a broken water main.

    And frank I'm jealous I'm so sick of winter i really wish i lived in a desert right now :mad:
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    We would get a few inches of snow a year and it shuts everything down. Ironically, I wish we had more snow.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    I park in the garage so I would never see these kinds of things happening. We have got a lot of snow and usually when it melts it pools so as long as you don't park in pools its good. We just got 1 foot of snow the past sat/sun. Most snow we've seen all year.

    The ice to the rotors must have been fun.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    It was 70 yesterday. I was in shorts.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Nope, took about 2 hours to get it free using an axe on the outside to dig down next to the tire, I used a chisel on the inside (under the truck) and a heat gun to get the ice off the rim so it wouldn't beat the hell out of my brake lines when I tried to move. Some days you're better off just calling in sick :mad:
     
  9. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    Happens pretty often up here, also using ebrake after going threw powder normally locks up pretty good (it will freeze really good, although my experience is only with caliper rear brakes...)

    My advice would be wherever you decide to park, drive around and make yourself a little dent/hole in the snow before you park. (pack the snow down by driving around in it)
     
  10. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    living in a cold snowy place without a garage would suck!
     
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    My dad always warns me not to use my parking brake(auto) when its cold/wet/snowing outside. I do anyway, I will probably learn my lesson one day.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    ugh you have no idea...
     
  14. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Is it possible that it was your rear drums "stuck"? That happens if they are exposed to water and don't get a chance to dry out, they sort of rust in place. Did you put your parking brake on when you parked?

    Edit: said this before I read this.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    :D [​IMG]

    Yep, learned that lesson the hard way and it was the last time I've ever used my e-brake when parked.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    never more than a slight pop when taking off due to the ice breaking off the u joints/brakes. We don't get much snow down here though.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Normally it isn't THAT big of a deal...

    For automatics
    Get it, release ebrake handle/foot pedal, put in gear, doesn't move :eek: , press gas harder than normal (2-3k RPM), POP :eek: , moving and unfrozen

    For Manuals
    Get in, release ebrake handle/foot, put in gear, release clutch, clutch slips/engine dies :eek: (realize it froze, freak out, then push clutch in, rev to 2-3k RPM then dump the clutch, POP :eek:, moving and unfrozen
     
  19. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    I learned the exact opposite lesson about using emergency brakes. Neighbor didn't use his ebrake, his truck rolled down the hill, across our front yard, right over our hedges, and totaled my mom's car, which was parked next to mine in the driveway. Pushed her car into mine causing some minor body/paint damage. 3-car accident, no drivers involved. Explain that to the insurance company :D Now I am paranoid about using it on even a slight slope.

    And now that I've read this I'm going to be worried about using it in the winter. Ack!
     
  20. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    From about November to the end of march my ebrake cable is never used. Always seems to get frozen no matter what. My old golf had an ebrake cable get frozen up so bad it was just dragging one wheel across the snow until i hit a plowed road and noticed an odd dragging sound lol.

    OP, we got lots of snow here in Tbay last night and my truck was cocooned in a snowdrift this morning. Everything was a little frozen up but a little shot of gas got it out no problem. Usually just the snow melting to the warm rotors on the truck then freezing over night causes it to be stuck a little, however i have never had it happen that bad
     
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