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Switching into 4 wheel drive

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by snowgod06, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    snowgod06

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    So i hate that we have to come to a stop to put our trucks in to 4x4. Is their anyway besides new transfer case or anything to be able to switch into 4x4 without having to come to a stop? I ask because i drive over the pass's in oregon a lot and i hate having to pull over to switch.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I don't have to come to a stop to put my 08 in 4 hi, only 4 lo.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    hmm i have on 06 spd and if i try to put it in there are what i like to call horrible sounds that occur. I wonder if it depends on auto/manual trannys.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    I know!!! I hate that too. I had to take the back road after work yesterday and allmost got my truck stuck...Grrrr. My Powerstroke was shift on the fly when ever it worked...lol
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    macgyver

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    I have a 6spd and I can shift on the fly into 4wd as long as i'm doing less than 60mph
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    you can switch to 4hi on the fly as long as your front and rear wheels aren't spinning at different speeds. Then it goes CLUNK
     
  7. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    Have a 10 and shift on the fly under 60 with no problems just like it says in my manual. Is this a newer feature? It says only to 4 lo do I have to stop, or actually just under 2mph and in neutral with the man. trans.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    My truck is a 2.7 5spd and I have never had any trouble putting it in 4x4 hi while in motion. 4x4 lo requires you to be stopped, in neutral with the clutch pedal pushed in all the way to the floor.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    alright guys, thanks for your input. I guess ill give it a try this weekend and hope for the best.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    Sometimes mine will blink at me if theres too much load. If I let off the gas it usually switches immediately in I'm assuming because its taking load off the drivetrain.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    your not driving your truck till next weekend?
     
  12. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    X2, take your foot off the gas as shifting and that should end the clunk
     
  13. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    Remember to take your foot off the gas.

    Edit: not fast enough.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    ha nope, its about 3 hours from me at this point, but ill be picking her up this weekend.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    You talking about going into 4 lo bud? it was my understanding that you can go into 4 hi on the move as long as your under 62 mph I think. I believe thats what the manual says, I'd never transfer going that fast, but got hit hard with some snow and ice in Maryland last week and had to go to 4 hi going about 35 mph and it switched over fine.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    nope 4hi, the clunk sound is prolly because of mixed speed between front and rear end speed, and or to much load as others have stated.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    Yeah, shift into 4hi when your not on the pedal. If I am going uphill, I will actually speed up then let off the gas completely and switch so that I am not on the pedal when it needs to engage. 4 lo will beep at you if your not in N.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    You should be fine glitching over to 4wd, i dont have a problem except for when i go into 4lo to pull people out, then i have to stop. bombi:D
     
  19. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Turning will cause the differential to rotate the front dirve shaft faster than the rear and one side of each axle to turn faster than the other. In other words do it when driving straight.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    same here, except if I switch it while I'm making a right turn I seem to remember hearing some slightly scary noises so only switch when driving straight
     
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