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how to test 4 wheel drive? did a search

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by mntbiker2008, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    I am going to be purchasing a pre taco pretty soon for a trail rig. did a search but came up with null on my question. I want to make sure the 4 wheel drive works but obviously its going to be on dry pavement. is there a good way to do this without screwing things up? just driving in a straight line?


    thanks.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    moto932

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    only way i know how to test it on pavement is to put it in 4wheel drive do a slight turn. it should be harder to turn than normal. does that make sense?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    can you not find a gravel parkinglot? I checked 4wd in a truck today like that
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    engage in 4x4 and see if front drive shaft moves????? take out of 4x4 and front drive shaft shouldnt rotate (i think)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    best way to check it is in gravel or dirt just step on the gas and see if it throws rocks. im not really sure about on hard pavement though. i guess like the other person said try and turn it at full lock and see how hard it is and if it makes evil noises
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    In a gravel parking lot lock the hubs and put truck in 4wd. Turn the wheel hard left, let out on the clutch, do not give it much if any gas. The truck should make it about 1/2 to 3/4's of a circle before the drive line starts to bind, then starts to buck a little and finaly want to stall. If it happens just like that, the 4wd is good to go.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    also with the hubs locked u must be at a full stop to shift into 4wd - neutral - 4lo. What year/model are you looking at?
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    thanks guys. i will try that. im not sure where i will be when I test drive one just because I have not found one yet but will try to find a gravel lot when i do.

    I cant wait to get it. I miss my old 93 4x4 too much and dont exactly want to get in to $400 car payments for a 2 gen.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    yeh. my 93 had the manual hubs.

    im looking at any of the 22re engines. dont exactly want a 85 with the straight axle just because i would have to deal with the carb.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    yeh i want to say it was towards the end of the year though. an 85 is hard enough to come buy around here as it is. ive only come across one that had a 22re in it but the engine was blown and needed a new rear end. :mad:
     
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