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Transfer case actuator removal on a 2003 Taco - I searched...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DC92T, Nov 8, 2018 at 1:22 PM.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    DC92T

    DC92T [OP] Member

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    03 TACO 33" BFD's SLOWPOKE
    Suspension lift, towing package with air bags rolling on 33" BFG A/T's
    I've been reading for an hour.

    I removed the 3 12mm bolts that hold my ACC onto the transfer case, it moves back a bit and stays locked on the shaft.

    It's getting cold, I keep working on this and none of the books I buy help. The internet is great, but I just cannot find the answer. It's about to get dark, I should have asked 3 days ago but it is what it is...

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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    DC92T

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    03 TACO 33" BFD's SLOWPOKE
    Suspension lift, towing package with air bags rolling on 33" BFG A/T's
    I really did search and continue... Looks like I will find a "pinion gear I must remove?? And timing it back in is critical...

    Hope I can do it and I'll continue to search.

    Actuator is still on there, all 3 plastic housing bolt heads snapped off... And I tried prying this cap off, someone has touched it, the cover is all beat up with some cracks.

    Got this at 68k miles, never had a problem. Until dad drove it in 4WD on tar for a day.

    Looks like I have to time a pinion gear, but I haven't found clear procedures online yet...



    I don't want to take it apart any further until I get a confirmation...
     
  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    DC92T

    DC92T [OP] Member

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    03 TACO 33" BFD's SLOWPOKE
    Suspension lift, towing package with air bags rolling on 33" BFG A/T's
    It's apart, how do I re-time this gear guys??

    Thanks for any help...
     

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