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locked up front end ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colton1219, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    colton1219

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    I have a 2006 4x4 tacoma , 4.88 gears and arb lockers . My wife was driving it in 4x4 the other day on a snowy road and the front end locked up , she got it restarted and out of 4x4 and limped it home . I had a chance today to mess with it and go back into 4x4 ,I could back it up and sometimes move forward but it will also lock up . Any starting ideas ?Thanks alot.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    brian

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    Rusty 06 4x4

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  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    07 sport 4x4

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    Does it pop and kinda lurch when you move with it in 4x4? If so i would be willing to bet that your transfer case is toast.....been there and done that in a GMC Sierra. :facepalm:

    On a side note: the some of the chevy/gmc trucks have a defect in the transfer case that causes them to develop a small hole in the case which leaks out your fluid...then its just a matter of time. This was the case with the one I was driving.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    theduck911

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    So she locked the front end while moving?! Or it activated on its own?
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    steve o 77

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    I bet you have a destroyed transfer case. Maybe ring and pinion. Most likely caused by turning in 4wd on pavement.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:48 AM
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    She was driving on a snowy dirt road when it locked up, and I have not driven it enough to tell if it is lurching or popping in 4x4. didnt want to do any more damage.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:50 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    i would say transfer case went boom or a cv problem
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    if it was me . i would take the front driveline off and see what it does . then you can narrow down were the problem is .
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    colton1219

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    I should have thought of the driveline first before anything , thanks for the tip.
     
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