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New truck 4x4 questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Padaurizio, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Padaurizio

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    I recently bought a new Tacoma, but I never put it in 4x4 before I bought it or tried 4x4 on any of the trucks I test drove. When I got it home I was playing with the 4x4, and I am wondering if it is normal for it to not go into 4 low from 2 high when stopped and in neutral with the clutch in or out (tried both). It has no problem from 2 hi to 4 hi, then 4 hi to 4 low. It also makes a clunk when shifting the transfercase. The rear diff lock also seems slow, but I am more familiar with ARB lockers and manual shift transfercases. Please tell me if this is normal, or if it is something that I will need to take back to the dealer. The truck only has 1000 miles on it.

    It also has an occasional slight vibration at idle, but I think that is normal because most of the trucks I test drove had a small vibe.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    You must be in 4Hi before the case will shift to 4Lo. In neutral and clutch all the way to the floor if you have a manual. E-Locker is slower to engage versus an ARB all day long.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    kirkofwimbo

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    It's got LSD man.....
    Normal. Has to go into 4hi before 4lo is available. :)
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    wat?
    should be a "how to" card stuck in the drivers side visor
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    I think after you get in 4HI (while rolling) you then have to stop (or 2mph) before putting in 4LO (4LO engages after you move a few feet)
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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