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I hate idiots!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ak47, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    ak47

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    well, today when i was getting gas and decided to check my tire pressure and i noticed my manual hubs were in the lock position. not really sure how long they've been like that and i know it wasnt me that did it. probably some fucking idiot fuck tard at work sorry. (rant over)
    anyways should i be worried about any potential problems with this, anything i can check?
    thanks guys..
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 12:44 AM
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    its seriously true tho. if it woulda been saran wrap everywhere or zip ties on the drive line or confetti in the vents i can get over that. but this is bullshit!
     
  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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    Iggz

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    ummm it's level'd and the exhaust is cooo
    Would you care to explain what "manual hub in the locked position" means?

    Because I kinda wanna know and then I would understand the severity of said situation hahah
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:38 AM
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    this is a manual hub. when locked in they engage the wheels to the axle shafts.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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    ummm it's level'd and the exhaust is cooo
    Sooo wouldn't it be a good thing they wheels were engage with the axle ??????
     
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    the only thing is less MPG and normal wear on the hubs.... no biggie. if the t case was in 2 wheel then the only difference was that the shafts were locked into the hubs which turned.... no damage unless the t case was engaged in 4 wheel
     
  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:23 AM
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    Yea, I think you are fine dude.
     
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    i drive my jeeps/blazer/comp mud truck around (offroad) with the hubs locked so i dont haved to get out when i wanna shift into 4 wheel... never on road. but you should have nothing to worry about. except how your are gonna retaliate!!!! super glue on the door lock sounds good.. rolmfao J/K
     
  9. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:30 AM
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    This is a bit before my time, but I believe it has to do with getting 4x4 engaged. If I understand things correctly, it used to be a two step process. First step is to lock the axles, and second step is to engage the front drive shaft.

    Now, its pretty much all done behind the scenes, but the locking is the reason why 4wd doesn't instantly enable at times.

    As far as wear goes, I cant image it'd have caused any damage. Probably dropped a few mpg due to a little more friction by having a few parts spinning unnecessarily. If you're really worried, change the diff fluid and see what it looks like. You could also try out your 4wd to see if its making any noises and engaging ok.

    It used to be common to keep them locked during winter months just so you dont have to get out of the truck to engage 4wd.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:48 AM
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    thanks. super glue like i said before im not down with something destructive at all. maybe some grease tho.:D
     
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    manual hub aka lockouts means you gotta get off your ass and leave the ps3 get your shoes dirty and take your hand and lock the hub/lockout into the lock position.. then you use the old school tried and true (no electronics BS) stick shift to engage the t case.... modern vehicle's are all air/electronic acuated .. POS. way weaker but as ppl started playin the ps2-ps3 and got fat and lazy the stronger manual hubs were replaced with the mall crawler editions.
     
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    grease on a door handle sounds good.... be creative... your truck is fine.. just annoying. return the favor
     
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    If I recall, On my 1988 Toyota 4x4: it was reccommened to drive with the hubs locked in for a few miles if they had not been used for awhile. I don't know if it is true for your truck or not.
     
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    2010 models say the same thing for the most part
     
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    bump
     
  16. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    On my 93, I think there was actually a recommended speed limit on running with the hubs locked, but I may be confusing that with the limit on driving in 4 high. I think it was around 55, and low enough that I knew I didn't want to drive all the way up to the snow line on the way to Tahoe with them locked (that, and it does get crappier mpg than unlocked.) Do you have your manual?

    The exact reason for them being speed limited I don't know. Perhaps heat and wear issues because they weren't designed for it. (I mean why would you be ripping along over 55mph in 4wd if conditions were crappy enough to require 4wd?). I can only speculate that exceeding speed regularly could wear them out prematurely or cause damage, but for the short term, I doubt any harm (assuming you have been doing standard maintenance). That stuff is pretty damn stout, and you didn't even have 4wd engaged. Probably just gave them a good lube job.

    It was also quite noticeable when they were locked but I was still in 2wd. A bit of a roar/grumble. You didn't notice this? Maybe it is less noticeable on later trucks. Dunno.

    Unfortunately, I don't have that truck or its manual anymore, so I can't check it for you.

    Do you know how long they were locked, and how fast you have been going?
     
  17. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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  18. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    i dont know how long they were like that its not something i check all the time lol. i had just got off the freeway so atleast 75 or so.

    thanks :)
     
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  20. Apr 4, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Haha FINALLY someone that shares my opinions and isn't afraid to say it! ;):D
    Amen on the electronics BS. Manual t case and hubs all the way.
     
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