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Buying a gen1 Tacoma, question about the 4wd

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Horyfrock, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Horyfrock

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    I'm currently looking at a Tacoma i would love to buy. I have a question about the 4wd shifter though. on all the gen1s i've seen, the shifter for 4wd has L4, N, H2, and H4 as options. This one, however, only has L4, N, and H. The only thing i could think of would be an all time 4wd system, and i didn't know that Tacomas were offered with that option. Thanks.

    Here's a picture, if that helps: http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5222/22603819466308301586im1.jpg
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    from my understanding the button on the side of the shifter engages 4hi then pull back to engage L4 and the reverse for go back to high 2. you are refering to the "J" shifter style which is what i have. i think thats how those work.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Yeah thats common its just the push button 4wd, still a part time 4wd follow all the rules of engaging it you normally do, it just uses an actuator on the transfer case to engage 4wd.
     
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    if you look at your transfer case it should look like this
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    with that contraption to the left of the flange
     
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    This.

    The push button ones only have H (for both 4H & 2H), N and 4L. You can engage 4WD on the push button ones at speeds up to 50 or 60 mph.
     
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    its 50
     
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    Yeah, there's been numerous threads on here about who has a "J" shifter and who has the button. There doesn't appear to be a consistent pattern to how Toyota decided which trucks get which method.

    Bottom line is, once you get past how 4Hi is engaged, they are the same.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    awesome, thanks so much guys.
     
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