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My 02 is stuck in 4wd!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ETaco23, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Hey guys! Alot of you know that my 02 Taco got totaled and Ive been slowly fixing it to be driveable, so I can move it to my buddy's place. (hes buying it)
    Well today I got the Driveshaft put in and then drove it up and down the street, but in 4wd bc it was used to move it previously. But It wont come out of 4wd, its stuck.
    What can I try to get it un-stuck?
    thanks!
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    do you have a button that engages 4hi or is it a lever?
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    call your mechanic. (emy) he will fix it for you for no cost.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    I have a button.
    And Emy said hes coming over this weekend and ganna try to see what he can do. If i cant get it un-stuck tomarrow.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    whatever the problem is, its probably electrical rather than mechanical. When I press my button I hear a short burst of EMI in the CB speaker. Like an electric motor just moved a lever or engager or something.

    Could there be a connection that got jarred loose in the accident or maybe during all the stuff you've done since then to get it back running?
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Not sure, but I will def. be looking it over really good tomarrow. I hope its nothing serious..... :(
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    I had a problem similar to this. I had to put it in park, then go to 4wd hi then move it into drive, and that fixed it.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Maybe it just wants to go wheelin? Tacos do have a mind of their own...;)
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    lol.... Well I will have to try that, and I also heard that If I go in reverse for a little bit and then brake hard, that might help.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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  11. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    "sorry my spelling isnt good enough for you" ..lol :)
     
  12. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I never saw what you replaced it with, congrats!

    Just thought I'd make that observation... can't offer any help (I decided to avoid the problems associated with 4X4 :) )
     
  13. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    hehe.... thanks!
     
  14. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    i had this happen in my ford, stuck in 4 low out in pismo, and tried a bunch of diffferent things, finally went under the hood and found where the relay for the 4x4 switch was, unpluged it and pluged it back in and it was good to go again
     
  15. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    does anyone know where the relay is in the 02 taco?
     
  16. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    i have no idea, but google a schematic(spelling) on it and you might be able to find one
     
  17. Dec 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Just tryed to disengage it again, by backing up and doing other things to try to get it to work, but when I switch it to 2wd I dont even here the actuator, can someone tell me were this is located...
     
  18. Dec 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    A little help........
     
  19. Dec 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    I feel verry stupid!!!! Figured out that the truck was in 4Low, and I was trying to switch to 2hi..... boy do I feel dumb! lol....
     
  20. Dec 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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