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T-Case shifting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jflan, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    jflan

    jflan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I came from manual shifters in Jeeps and this dash-mounted dial is just plain weird to get used to.
    I found that I can get into Low Range fairly easily buy shutting down and restarting (with the dial indicating Low Range). It usually goes right in.

    Going the other way from 4 low to 2 high is another story.
    Lots of *monkeying around to get the thing out of 4WD.

    I know, RTFM :eek: , but is there a real world recipe on how to get in and out of 4 low without the *monkeying and warning buzzers etc. ?

    *monkeying:
    Forward, backward, shift out, shift in, shift out, etc, etc.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    Faskev

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    I usually have good luck with putting the truck in neutral on flat level ground then turning the dial from 4 Lo to 2 Hi. Any uneven road or incline seems to make shifting out of 4 Lo more difficult.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    iroc409

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    Stop, neutral, switch. No problems whatsoever, in or out of 4LO. Wait for it to go completely in or out.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    jflan

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    Thanks guys, I try that.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Downey front skid, Trail Gear U-Bolt flip, Toytec AAL, Total Chaos UCA's, Bilstein 5100's x4 + Eibach adjustable coils, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, Custom Rear bumper, TRD OffRoad front tow hook, TRD Trail Team wheels, Federal Couragia M/T 265's, ARB rear locker + on board air (CKMA12), TRD shift knob, Alpine W205, TRD seat covers, Tom Woods 1 Piece drive shaft, Powermaster D2700, Stubbs HD-SKO Sliders.
    Its a lot easier than you're making it.. RTFM.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    jflan

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    Maybe there's something wrong with mine....
    Tried it in neutral and level....wouldn't even go into 4Hi :mad:
    Was at work and didn't have time to fool with it.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    Terrier

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    I also like the old fashioned manual locking hubs with the floor shift. I don't know if your Owner's Manual is the same as the one for my 2008; however, page 177 on mine explains "Shifting procedure (with manual transmission)" pretty nicely. Hope that helps.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    jflan

    jflan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I guess I'll havta break down and RTFM :eek:
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    Mmmm......levers :p

    CJ3A levers.jpg
     
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