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Beeping trying to put into 4-lo and doesn't stop until put to 4 hi

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2011TacoBeav, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Hey ya'll was curious if this was a common thing or if i'm just misusing my 4x4

    At a stop, when I attempt to put into 4 lo there is a beeping and the 4 wheel symbol slowly flashes... am I attempting to but it into 4x improperly or is there something wrong.

    the beeping/flashing continues until i put it in either 4hi or 2wd...
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Make sure you are off road and drive around a bit. It will lock in.

     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Yeah I was just doing the 4x4 lubricating as per the owners manual... I was on street driving around the neighborhood. So not sure why it wouldn't go it...
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    also if your manual, you need to be pressing brake and engage the clutch all the way, not sure if you need to do the clutch but it do and never have any problems. i have a 2.7 manual 5 speed.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    Shift into neutral before shifting into 4Lo
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Yea read your visor instructions. Also shouldn't be on if not in conditions that cause slippage on tires, could be potentially harmful
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    I just saw that the OP has a manual transmission. For automatics, shifting into neutral before switching the dial to L4 is standard procedure.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    haha.... I skimmed it...
    I actually found out that were supposed to run the 4x4 every so often as per the manual via a member on this forum... haha

    Seriously though thank you for your help!!
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    Why is it that you're not supposed to turn? locking diff?
     
  10. Sep 28, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    The Transfer case is where the front and rear drive shafts are 'locked together'... the differentials are open. The two drive shafts rotate at different speeds so when you turn on dry pavement, there is binding as the tires won't be able to slip... since the front tires rotate more than the back when turning.

    Read Christian's link like he's been asking you to!
     
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