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LO 4WD Strange shifting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBBsti LTD, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    Today I played with the LO 4WD a little bit in a smooth dirt road. I noticed that the shifting was very different that in 4WD HI.

    It pretty much shifted from 1st to 2nd gear before I got to 5 mph. Is this the normal behavior of the transmission or maybe the transfer case?

    I know you are not supposed to drive it fast in 4LO but I went to like 10 mph and it had already shifter to like third gear.

    Is this the normal shifting pattern for the 4LO?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Yes thats the way the t-case is geared in 4LO
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    They don't call it low range for nothing.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    I think you broke it better take it in to a shop
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    You really shouldn't be driving to fast in 4LO, it's designed for one thing slooooooooooooooooooww moving and a lot of torque
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    This.

    Fixed that for you.


    And OP: regarding other functions of your vehicle, such as the locking differential, please read the manual thoroughly lest you break something expensive.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    I think there is a section on it in your manual .
     
  8. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    You can only go so fast in 4 lo. Just a crawler gear.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Go find a hill so steep it scares you to look at it... Then THAT is where you use LOW RANGE 4WD! If you have the Off Road TRD, 1009 or newer... Push the A-TRAC button (next to the cig. lighter) for Automatic locker action on all 4 wheels! If older model, pust the Rear Differential Locker button.

    See the 2010 Mision Santa Maria trip (link below) pics for low range use, in Baja!
     
  10. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Nothing says fun like idling up a hill in 4lo. :D
     
  11. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Lol yep, a good 4lo is about the same speed (or slightly slower )than you would walk (at idle,in gear)
     
  12. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    It's even more fun to do it in a diesel.

    Thing is just a goddamn monster.
     
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