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First 4x4 Truck, Tire Seize Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dobiegirl, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    dobiegirl

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    Hello, I am a new member as well as a new Tacoma owner. So far, I love the truck with only a few minor issues since purchase in June 09.

    But I have noticed an interesting occurance and was wondering if it is a characteristic of the truck or if there is a problem.

    I had it in 4x4 for the second time and when I pulled into a driveway at quite a slow speed, the truck's rear (i think rear, as i was alone and unable to see) tires stopped turning and it was very hard to manoeuver.

    Is there perhaps something wrong with the differential or me? :confused:
     
  2. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4 wheel drive should not be engaged on concrete or assfault surfaces. What you felt was the drive train binding.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    No, your truck is fine. Never use 4wd on pavement. It will cause drive line binding and steering issues as you have just mentioned.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    listen to the above posts... never use 4wd on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.. the only time it is acceptable to use on the road is in snowy or icy conditions. otherwise save the 4wd for offroad use only.

    other than that.. welcome!!
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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  6. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    LOL!! Im a horrible speeller
     
  7. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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  8. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    Chris, we all know what's on your mind this morning buddy.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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  10. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    why thank you. i was reading the owners manual and it said to engage the 4wd once a month for 16 mi. to keep everything lubed up. but that is good to know all is well with my new baby.

    i was getting a bit worried when you folks said not to use the 4wd on pavement as the reason i got the truck was for commuting in bad weather up here in canada ;-) but for snow and icy conditions it is fine to use.

    oh, another question, what do you folks put in the bed to keep the back end weighed down in the winter?
     
  11. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    chris4x4

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  12. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    "Look out - the guys here froth at the mouth when chicks join up."

    funny, my truck is like catnip to men. always surprised by how many guys come up to check out my truck. if i was single and looking, it would a great way to meet guys ;-)
     
  13. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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  14. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    yes snow and ice is fine for 4wd. the whole concept of 4wd is to provide added traction when there is a minimum of traction available. thus snow, icy conditions, offroad... all are acceptable for 4wd. on dry road surfaces there is simply to much traction and it causes the 4wd to bind thus the feeling you got that it didn't want to move. basically you were right.. it didn't because it was binding up.
     
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