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My 4x4 clunks when driving

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bcsnave, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    bcsnave

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    Every once in a while I feel a big hesitation or jerking when in 4 wheel drive. It is almost like it slips and then grabs dry pavement...or it could be a rear brake hanging up then letting loose. Or maybe the differential comes unlocked and then relocks....

    It happens briefly then I can drive 4 weeks and ...everything is fine...then one day ...it happens again.


    Has anyone ever had a similar expierence?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Or taking a turn ?

    Normal stuff for those conditions

    4X4 is not for dry pavement wheels must have the ability to slip or your diffs will bind and mess you up big time
    ie: gravel, snow, wet ...
     
  3. Feb 14, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    You shouldn't be in 4hi for four hours let alone four weeks! :eek: It is just to be used on loose road surfaces where it is required for traction - not dry pavement.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Length of time doesn't really matter. I have driven my rig in 4Hi for a complete day of trail runs.

    I do concur on the not on dry roads.
    To the OP- Are there any conditions or things you do that seem to make it happen (like turns, bumps, etc etc)
     
  5. Feb 14, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    No driving on the roads in snowy conditions...but then some area's are plowed
     
  6. Feb 14, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    And NO ..I don't drive for 4 weeks continually in 4 wheel HI...

    I am saying that ...in snowy conditions (WISCONSIN) sometimes it will work just fine...and then...maybe 3-4 weeks later when I have to engage the 4x4..I am driving along and then ..its like it happens...then everything is fine again...
     
  7. Feb 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    are you saying it's happening when you engage 4wd or while your driving in 4wd?
     
  8. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    bcsnave

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    It happens while I am driving...
     
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