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Question about engaging 4wd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by nextlevel, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    nextlevel

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    We received a light snow in NJ today to make the roads slippery. I was going around a turn on this morning and started slipping. Let go of the gas, slowed down, then engaged the 4wd with the wheels turned slightly and heard a noise. Do you think it cause damage to the 4wd since I engage it with the wheels slightly turned? I'm new to the 4wd drive but i know you want to make sure the wheels are straight. Just want to make sure i didn't cause any damage.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    If the roads were slippery I doubt you caused any damage at all, but it is better to engage and dis-engage the 4x4 while going straight. I've used my 4x4 in the snow quite a bit lately and sometimes it makes some noise, but I have had no problems with my system at all. BTW, welcome to TW.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    BRP27

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    No damage. When you shift into 4 wheel drive you are engaging the transfer case to drive the front differential. Whether the wheels are turned on the front differential should make no difference
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    sometimes they make a clunk sound when engaging.
     
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