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Help with 4x4 bucking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sicripp83, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. sicripp83

    sicripp83 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey everyone i was just out driving around in the snow today (while shooting skeet) and while driving back i was in 4 LO ( 6 speed) the truck bucking horrible, the rpms were up about 2rpm crawling and the whole powertrain was jumping, i was watching the shifter jumping all over the place. the truck has1500 miles on it. wear and tear is not an option i could make it up this hill in fear i was going to break her!!! any help would be great. i hope this is not a taste for things to come for off roading
     
  2. sicripp83

    sicripp83 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bump nobody? it felt likei was trying to peelout on dry pavement in 4x4 i think imgonna slide under their tomarrow and have a look see at my motor/tranny mounts
     
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    Maybe in the spot you were in there was more traction then you thought?
     
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    Since you are in low range the engine's torque is multiplied so any acceleration or deceleration greatly amplified. Also if you are just driving on snow then you should not need low range.
     
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    HuntnTruk Tacohead

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    Yea my truck does that to. I think it has to do with traction control options as well but Im not sure.
     
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    i had to put in hi 4x4 to make it up this 3 degree slop time for some super swampers lol. i dont know just wanted to make sure i wasnt breaking anything (i hate traction control)
     
  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Turn it off .
     
  8. OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Were you slipping and did the traction light came on the dash?
     
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    First thing first. What are the truck's specs?
     
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    specs: 2011 access cab 4x4 trd o/r 6 speed, the snow was extreamly wet and packy, i believe i had slight tire spin, not enough to throw snow. i just dont like the unbelievable bucking and chucking that i ws experiancing
     
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    Did you have ATRAC on? It is the left button under the stereo.
     
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    iv never used it so no haha
     
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    Doesn't mean you didn't push it on accident. It just sounds like a traction issue.
     
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    talking about 4 lo...I have the same truck a '11 access cab, and a after few miles of loose gravel up a mountain road, I had to use 4 low to unload at a remote shack...

    however, when I put it into back 4 hi, it wanted to stick in 4 lo and beep at me. The problem only cleared when I turned the engine off, then back on.

    Any ideas?
     
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    ummm yeah
    put it in neutral before switching to 4hi
     
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    If it beeps you did something wrong.
     
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Ah, I just stopped and put the clutch in...the way I have been doing it for 30 years...

    Then again, my Power Wagon has four levers, gear box, parking brake, Hi-lo and 2-n-4...

    Learned my lesson today, thanks.

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    Oh you have a manual. You can be in gear but you need to hold the brake and clutch in.
     
  19. sicripp83

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    whats atrac's purpose? i have automatic limited slip, traction control, and a locker what other traction aids dose toyota have to offer me
     
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    Just stand in front of a mirror and repeat this :

    DavidK DavidK DavidK
     
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