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I Thought Toyota's were Dependable?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dziddy, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. dziddy

    dziddy [OP] It's My Rap Name. We all Have One.

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    On my way to a coffee shop this evening I figure I'd switch from 2H to 4H at a stop light to exercise 4H for 10 minutes or so. What the heck Irene was in town and you should exercise 4H occasionally right?. I'm in 1st, clutch engaged when I do it at a stop light and I get the normal 5 seconds flashing light on the dash, before the steady light. All's well until I pull into the parking lot and attempt to park in a spot.

    It was like someone engaged the break on all 4 wheels. I could barely get her into the spot and definitely smelled something burning in the rear. When I tried to switch back to 2H, all I get is the flashing light on the dash.

    Had to walk three miles home in Tropical storm conditions to get the wife's dependable Suzuki.

    2011 2.5L 5-Speed regular cab. WTFO? Looks like a Geico paid hook Monday morning when Toyota opens. Sure hope no one jack's with my truck while I'm waiting.

    Not loving Toyota right now.
     
  2. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    you should have unlocked 4x4, before making a sharp turn.
     
  3. Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    Im assuming your steered while on 4wd right? that a no-no read your manual
     
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    higherlux Well-Known Member

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    your an idoit
     
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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    fixed, harsh though
     
  7. ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    :facepalm: no sharp turns unless on soft surfaces, ie sand or snow or gravel
     
  8. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    Definitely x2. When will people ever learn.

    No excuses that the pavement was wet either lol.
     
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    SB11Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    Exactly
     
  10. sean266

    sean266 "The Situa-Seen" Staff Member

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    This is what it is. Put in neutral, get to a straight line, drive and switch back to 2WD.
    Toyota is dependable....the drivers, sometimes, are not.
     
  11. Shiner

    Shiner BAMF

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    ^ :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Fixed:D
     
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    I guess Toyota thought its drivers were dependable...
     
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    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Before you start to blame Toyota reliability, be sure to read the manual and know how to properly operate the features on your truck.
     
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    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    you dipshit
     
  17. allmotorrex

    allmotorrex GROVE ST. MOTORSPORTS

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    wtf!!! i agree, you're an idiot! Try learning how to actually DRIVE your truck before bashing Toyota for not making their 4wd "reliable"
     
  18. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    NEVER use 4wd on pavement unless going in a straight line.



    if you didnt know, a straight line looks like this


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    Not M



    Don't blame Toyota for you not reading the manual.

     
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    Wow.. blame the truck for working AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO!!!

    4WD is for off highway or slippery surfaces... When you slow down to turn into a parking spot, you must have been on firm dirt or pavement... in either case, 4WD was NOT needed... Turn the dial to H2... IT is shift on the fly... how hard is that???
     
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    None yet, other than wheels :)
    How'd you know you were supposed to exercise the 4wd, and didn't know that you're not supposed to make sharp turns on pavement? Seems like that would be much more common knowledge than "exercising" it
     
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