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Rear wheels lock up when i make sharp turns in H4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by A51TACO, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    jivewalker

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    I think you might be feeling the TRAC working the brakes. Read this thread, it will confuse you even more :p, but if you can wrap your head around it, might just be that what you are feeling is normal traction control, etc.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...uto-lsd-explained-easy-understand-i-hope.html
     
  2. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    You all have mighty low confidence in Toyota if you think driving in bad weather in 4WD is going to trash your drive line. If I even think there might be black ice it's in 4WD my 97 only lasted 285K miles before I sold it. But I did have to replace the rear ujoint at 206K. Climbing over uneven rocks losing and gaining traction is far harder on the drive line then driving in 4WD on the pavement. If you don't use it, it won't work when you need it why do you think Toyota says to drive it in 4WD at least 10 miles a month and before you jump on that there is nothing any where in the manual that says not on dry pavement it just says 10 miles or more a month. Yes it will bind on a tight turn but what you feel are the tires slipping take it out of 4WD and park it.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    I've attempted this thread a few times before and the manual as well. Honestly, if i can understand all of this well, I think I deserve a PhD. But i'll keep trying.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Could be trac... but i think that happens more from loss of traction. The op mentioned it's happening in tight turns in 4WD on non-slip surfaces... sounds more like a binding issue.
    OP... I've even experienced binding on dry snow while attempting to park in tight spots. Sometimes it's best to just get back in 2WD if tight turns are required. Even while offroading on loose dirt/gravel i never make real tight turns with 4WD engaged.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Right. People keep saying "locking up" but it think its just binding and then the wheel slips when the stress in the driveline overcomes the wheels traction. Doesn't the TRAC light blink when it activates?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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  7. Nov 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    Good question. The light didn't come on. When I didn't know what was going on, i just stepped on the gas more to force the vehicle to move. I did not see any lights come on as the vehicle started to move.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Yep, that's the conclusion I am at right now.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    Wow, the latest Nor'easter has opened up my eyes! This thing is a beast! I got 20+ inches of snow. it is day 2 and the plow has yet to come to my block (i live in the 'burbs so this is unheard of). But we just had a baby right before the storm kicked in so i had to make it back to the hospital to see my wife and baby. I basically drove my way (going fwd/reverse hundreds of times) thru that snow until I got on to a plowed road. I beat the bejeesus out of my truck but I had to go see my wife and baby. My neighbor's truck got stuck 3 times while i got stuck just once (and just literally inches from the plowed road too:mad:) and he was trying far less than I was. and i noticed that even without the 4H, this thing has great traction on snow. Of course i am not that idiot that drives like i am on dry pavement just because I've got a truck. I still stayed in 2nd and less than 20mph most of the time but man, this truck IS AMAZING! maybe i'll move up to Alaska or something...
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    and BTW, my truck is bone-stock too. The only aftermarket is the Mobil 1 engine oil and diff fluids. even the oil filter, air filter, all the accessories I bought from Toyota. I can't imagine what this thing can do once i start putting on mods...
     
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    Cool. The stock 4x4 tacoma is a very capable truck. Modded is even better.
    I wish I lived someplace where I could actually put my 4x4 to good use.
     
  12. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    i thought h4 was like AWD but its not that explains the shaking from the front wheel when i turn
    thnx
     
  13. Mar 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    If the roads are covered you can just leave it in 4wd...congrats on your second child!
     
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