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Locking Rear Diff?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by spaulding88, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. spaulding88

    spaulding88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When locking the rear diff on the gen 2 taco's, do you need to be in 4 low or can you lock it while in 2x4 as well?

    Thanks.
     
  2. whippersnapper02

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    4low. It's all in the manual.
     
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    Yes, L4 only... and when it is engaged, the light goes from blinking to solid... It may take a couple times... be sure to begin while stopped... have it in L4 already.
     
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    PLEASE HELP! Ha.. i have a an automatic 2007 prerunner trd off road 2x4.. how do i engage my dlock?
     
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    Push the button, drive slow, drive straight, read the owner's manual. :thumbsup:
     
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    This is, of course, only the case if you don't do the "Locker Anytime" mod. Haven't done it yet personally, but am thinking of doing it over the weekend (along with the "Rear-View Camera" mod).
     
  7. krimson

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    Stop and Press the RR Lock button next to your traction buttons.... What i like to do to disengage the locker is press the button and drive slow and rock the steering wheel back and forth it will do the job :thumbsup:
     
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    And note that a 2x4 is a piece of wood- and 4x2 or 2WD is a driveline configuration....=)
     
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    ummm yeah
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    Did the 2007 Taco have 'traction buttons'?
     
  12. chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    And a "2x4" isnt really 2" by 4"......
     
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    Its actually more like 1 3/4" by 3 3/4" ;)
     
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    Ok ABS :sorry: i only said that because he might of not known what ABS ment just saying.
     
  15. David K

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    Hey, this is all about education and fun... Do you have an ABS button? The 2009 and newer Tacos have a VSC OFF button (switch)... which activates AUTO LSD in H2 or turns off the TRAC system for open differentials.

    I don't know what was on a 2007...
     
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    Yeah, i don't know much about the 2007s.... All i know is that it all gets disabled when the locker is on.
     
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    ha.. i dont know what ABS means.. =( and i dont know what i did with the owners manual.. so i tried it rightnow.. stopped the truck still in drive and i pushed the rr differential lock button and ABS light comes on then the light that looks like "truck wheels" start to blink then stay on.. assuming thats when it engages.. but it feels wierd when i turn and drive.. is it suppose to be smooth driving the whole time?
     
  18. David K

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    ABS= Antilock Brake System... it turns off when you lock the rear... and you did from what you say.

    Why would you think locking the two rear tires together would be smooth?

    The purpose is to keep you moving...

    Normally, if one rear tire (in a 2WD) gets into the air from driving it over a rut, or it gets into snow, ice, sand, mud... and starts to spin... That's it, you are stuck! Open differentials put torque to the tire that spins the easiest (to facilitate turning).

    Locking the rear differential puts torque to both rear tires, and doesn't allow one to spin more than the other... more chance to drive off the stuck.

    Because they are locked together, steering is much harder unless you are on soft ground (ice, mud, sand, snow) that lets the tire slip while the other one rotates more in a turn.

    The manual clearly states to unlock the differential as soon as you are unstuck... it is for emergencies only.
     
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    thanks.. makes a little more sense now.. and i thought it would be a little smoother.. but you made sense about when i was turning.. but i need to buy a new owners manual because im not sure if i misplaced it or they didnt give me one... but thanks again for all your guys help
     
  20. David K

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    Good luck to you... and be glad it works!
     
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