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i guess this would be considered a "noob" question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefcake, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    beefcake

    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    on my 4wd shifter what does the neutral do?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Puts the front and rear in neutral. Separate from the tranny.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    beefcake [OP] J-rob

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    in what situation would i use this? ive always just skipped neutral when going from 4 hi to 4 lo
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Possibly when being towed out of the mud.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    i would think there isn't really any use for it unless your trans locks up somehow the transfer-case neutral would allow you to tow it. otherwise i think its just necessary in term of the internal workings of the T/C as i believe you have to have some break in power transmission to change your drive ratios when there is no clutch involved.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    I dont know how true it is, but I always thought of the 4x4 neutral this same way. Kinda along the same lines as a manual transmission. There just needs to be a neutral spot in order to disengage one gear and engage the other.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    oh ok i just figured i was missing a secret technique for this or something, but this helps a basically can continue what i was doing before and simply ignore the neutral :)
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    If you ever tow your truck (like behind a motor home) you can put the T-case in neutral and release the parking brake and you're good to go.
     
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