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clunk when switching from four wheel drive......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco Time 208, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Taco Time 208

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    Have been getting a little snow and such and used the four wheel dive to pull cars out and stuff! But every time i switch out of four wheel drive to two wheel drive the front end makes a hard clunk?? anyone else get this on the 2nd gen??:cool:
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    JayARRGHH

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    I honestly don't know, but I think it's a natural sound. I've been driving a 98' shitbox s10 forever and its always made some kind of hard clunk, and my old jeep whenever switching out while in drive would do that until someone instructed me to go into neutral and shift then, which made sense.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    memario1214

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    Let off of the throttle momentarily when you switch in or out and it will make the transition much smoother.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    David K

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    I do know... I have had three 4WD Tacos... they all 'clunk' or 'thump' or whatever when you disengage the transfer case... not always, but IT IS NORMAL!

    Now, go four wheeling and have fun!!!
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Taco Time 208

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    I'll let off the gas and see if that helps! It's so hard to let off the gas when it's so damn fun!!
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    X2...If you take the load off the drive line the clunk noise won't happen. Be sure your going straight when you disengage.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Silver Streak

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    i too have noticed this. It does seem to switch from 2hi to 4hi smoother when off the throttle, but i usually still get a brief grinding noise or clunk thats pretty loud. i was worried there was something wrong with my taco.
     
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