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Help. Stuck in 4WD.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ewok, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    ewok

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    So I got my truck back from the shop that did the lift a few days ago and decided to test the 4wd to make sure it still worked okay. Sitting at a light I decided to flip it to 4HI. Heard a clunk and the 4HI and 4LO lights on the dash started blinking. No beeps. Gave it some gas to move it forward. Flipped it back to 2HI and nothing.

    Now it's stuck in what I assume is 4HI and no matter what I've tried it won't go back to 2HI. Both lights blink constantly. Has been raining quite a bit lately and I've been driving the truck in it. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. Also, just for more background the shop that did the lift had to leave the ABS sensors unplugged since they were messed up. The brake light and ABS light have been on since I got it back but since I hate ABS anyways I wasn't going to mess with it. Don't think it could have anything to do with the 4wd but then again I'm no expert.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm pretty close to calling the dealership but I figured maybe someone here may have a trick that will get it out of 4wd.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Disconnect the battery for a while and try again. If you were in 4wd you would experience binding while turning.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    mutilatedjak

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    try plugging the sensors back in? In 4hi your truck still uses the sensors for the VSC.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    You are assuming he has VSC but 05 to 08 trucks with VSC are rare.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    The only time I had both 4x4 and 4LO lights flash was when I took the actuator out. Could be the ABS too. Plug everything back in like factory and check.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    ewok

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    No VSC and I'm definitely in 4wd. Lots of binding. Anyone know where the ABS sensors are? I haven't really looked for them yet.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    The are at each wheel. Probably the transfer case actuator died.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    OZ-T

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    An ABS wire could have been stretched or broken during the lift install
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Take it back to the shop and make them figure it out.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    I second this. They screwed something up so they should fix it.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    I would but they are over an hour away and I'm not going to drive this thing around on dry pavement in 4wd to get there.

    They were going to replace the ABS sensors with new ones but after they told me the price I said don't worry about it and just leave them unplugged.

    I will try and find the sensors and see if I can get them working again.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    I blame Aaron for mentioning ABS.:gossip:
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    X2
     
  14. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Good luck
     
  15. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    In the mean time, I'd pull the front drive shaft so you don't FUBAR your transfer case.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    Thanks guys. The truck is going to the dealer as I have no time to mess with it.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    I posted just to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. I've tried everything short of unhooking the battery for a while. May try that before heading to the dealer.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    FYI: was doing some wheeleing today and when I tryed to switch out of 4lo it just beeped at me... tryed everything I could think of, ended up driving it all the way home in 4lo.

    Also, I could not get it out of park without pushing in the little button, the gear selector indicator on the dash was not showing anything, and my turn signals were not working.

    As it turns out the IG1 fuse under the dash(#32) blew. It is for the Back-up lights, air conditioning system, passenger airbag manual on-off switch, and SHIFT LOCK SYSTEM.

    What happened is I must have shorted out the back-up light circuit at the already broken trailer harness when I dragged it on a nice drop-off.

    I hope this helps someone out of a jam... Driving home in 4LO for 10 miles sucked!
     
  19. Nov 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    On your sun visor (and your owners guide in the glove box) is the instructions for using the 4WD.

    An automatic must have the shifter in N (neutral), not P (park) to go into or out of L4.
    A manual must have the clutch fully depressed.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Who is this to?
     
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