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Is this normal....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Jan 30, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Pster

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    When I engage 4 wheel drive, there is scrubbing of the front tires when turning slow tight turns and the front does not handle well at all, like it doesn't like being turned with the 4 wheel engaged. Is this a normal condition? It runs and handles fine when on the road in straight lines. This only seems to be the case when I am turning....I just chalked it up to being a more or less crude 4 wheel drive system, unlike the more sophisticated viscous coupled AWD systems like you find on an Audi or Subaru.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah what your feeling is totally normal! ;)
     
  3. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    It isn't good for it to be in 4x4 on dry surfaces for very long. It's a totally different system then an AWD.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    Jeez! So it's not good to put it in 4WD on pavement even to lubricate the drive shafts for a couple of miles? :confused:
     
  5. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    Oh okay. Got yah! ;)
     
  6. Jan 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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    I think my owner's manual actually says to engage 4x4 when the roads are wet/raining.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    lol
     
  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    Oh my. Dear. Oh.......crikey.....gadzooks.....guess I'll never use my 4 wheel drive. Now I'm afraid to touch it. Think I'll glue a cap over the 4X4 knob. :(
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    Haha!! Yeah either that or wait until it snows really hard 3 days out of the year!!:D
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    Yes normal, should try the same in my chevy, truck feels like its a roller coatser on tight turnes.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    or just replace your knob area with one from a prerunner... :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    I think I am going to turn the 4 wheel knob and drive around in my wife's flower beds. hee hee hee.....
     
  14. Jan 31, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    don't do that... you won't get any tonight...

    wait... you're married right? Nevermind... go for it... you weren't getting any anyway... :laugh:
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    I really don't understand what makes anyone want to engage 4x4 on pavement.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Havent you been to the Mall? Its horrible there. :eek:
     
  17. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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  18. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    :laugh:

    I was glad I had some clearance today when I took my Wife to a Sonic. I had to drive over the side walk, curb, then a decent sized hill. Her response was "Did you do that 'cause you could?". Well.......of course. :eek:
     
  19. Jan 31, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    HAAAHAH!!!! True this is!!! :rofl:
     
  20. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    lol... ya unfortunately... :rofl:
     
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