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Transfer case . transfer cases in first and 2nd gen trucks

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by gearcruncher, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Sep 24, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    2010.TRD.SportDCLB4x4Limited leather package
    TRD Sport Rally -5 speed automatic Limited ,Factory heated leather seats ,chrome package,Super white with front windows tinted to 35 % Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels Summer tires - Good year silent armor P265/65R17 Winter tires - Good year P265/65R17 Ultra Ice studded Illuminated 4x4 switch TRD 3rd brake light cover ($20) TRD seat belt shoulder protectors (5). ($50) TRD ...B pillar emblems ($20) TRD rear slider sticker with devil horns ( $6) TRD summer floor matts ($60) TRD steering wheel emblem ($20) TRD floor pedals .($95) TRD shorty antenna ($14) TRD front Windshield emblems ($17) TRD head pillows .($60) TRD head rest protectors TRD door scuff protection $20 TRD floor matt emblems ($40) TRD tow plug emblem . ($40) TRD cigarette lighter with LED.($35) TRD tissue dispenser ($12) TRD front bezel emblems ($9) TRD door emblems ($6) TRD lanyards($9) TRD lisence plates with TRD bolts($50) TRD fender emblems TRD center caps Part Number:PT904-35070-CC ($80) TRD cd
    Overhaul manuals available at the bottom of this post .
    If you can find a manual , send me a pm .

    This post is dedicated to the VF2BM transfer case and all its components .
    This post will show you how to diagnose and properly repair the transfer case in your truck
    I am always in edit mode ....this post will always be updated weekly .
    Check back as often as you like .[​IMG]



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    Are you effected by the TSB ? Date:2011-07-13 Automatic Disconnecting Differential (A.D.D.) Shift Actuator Inoperative

    Type in your VIN # and see what,s been done to your truck at the dealership
    http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/home

    Type in your VIN # here and see if there are any safety concerns or recall,s on your truck
    http://www.toyota.com/recall

    Here is an overhaul manual
    https://www.atsg.us/atsg/transfer-case-1/toyota-a340-transfer-case.html

    Here is the complete parts manual for your truck showing diagrams and prices as of Oct/2014
    [​IMG] 2013 Toyota Tacoma Pickup.pdf



    HERE IS WHAT YOUR MANUAL SAYS
    Shifting between H2 and H4
    -Shifting from H2 to H4
    Reduce the vehicle speed to less than 62 mph (100 km/h) and turn the
    front-wheel drive control switch fully clockwise.
    -Shifting from H4 to H2
    Turn the front-wheel drive control switch fully counterclockwise.
    This can be done at any speed. You need not depress the clutch pedal.
    (manual transmission)
    If the four-wheel drive indicator light or the 4LO indicator light blinks
    -Shifting from H2 to H4
    • If the four-wheel drive indicator continues to blink, drive straight ahead
    while accelerating or decelerating.
    • If the four-wheel drive indicator continues to blink and the buzzer
    sounds, stop the vehicle or reduce the vehicle speed to less than 62
    mph (100 km/h). Operate the switch again.
    -Shifting from H4 to H2
    If the four-wheel drive indicator continues to blink, drive straight ahead
    while accelerating or decelerating, or drive forward or backward in a short
    distance.
    A Tundra transfer case , but awesome explanation of how our transfer cases function
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UoBCIjWIoU

    Toyota VF2AM/VF2BM
    Manufacturer: Aisin Seiki
    Number of speeds: Two
    High: 1:1
    Low: 2.57:1
    Case (or housing) material: Aluminum
    Front output drive type: Chain (driver side drop)
    Availability or aftermarket parts and support: Medium - Dual case kits, adapters
    Input spline count: 23 or 26
    Rear yoke: Fixed flange
    Planetary gear: Yes
    Output shaft spline count: 27
    Shifter type: Mechanical or electrical


    HOW TO CHANGE YOUR FLUID WITH PICS ( WRITE UP )http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ront-diff-transfer-case-oil-change-howto.html

    Need lower gearing ?

    https://www.marlincrawler.com/trans...oma-2nd-gen/dual-case-tacobox-40-liter-1gr-fe

    Here is the complete repair manual for your truck http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old/files/05FSM/repair.html


    and the complete repair manual for your older truck . Download them while they are there

    IN depth diagnostics when 4x4 doesnt engage
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4wd-wont-engage.747823/
    What it looks like inside the transfer case

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/inside-the-05-tacoma-t-case.131275/

    Guy has no power to the front actuator and no power to the locker in the rear diff 2006 second gen
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-case-or-diff-actuators.695818/#post-24610139

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJESG91GbCQ&feature=emb_title

    For you guys with the w59 transmission , look here http://web.archive.org/web/201011270...searchable.pdf

    Write up with pictures diagnosing front add
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/add/

    Stuck in 4hi
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/stuck-in-h4.731962/


    VF2BM Transfer
    Transfer System: Precaution, Problem Symptoms Table
    Transfer Oil: Adjustment
    Transfer Case Oil Seal: Removal, Installation
    Extension Housing Oil Seal: Removal, Installation
    Transfer Assembly: Components
    Transfer Assembly: Removal, Disassembly, Inspection, Reassembly, Installation
    Touch Select 2-4 And High-low System: Parts Location, System Diagram
    Touch Select 2-4 And High-low System: Inspection

    Most common problems .

    4x4 Issues, Front diff actuator or t-case actuator?http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...sues-front-diff-actuator-t-case-actuator.html





    Does the transfer case only go into 4x4 with the truck off ?
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/270102-4x4-only-engages-when-truck-turned-off.html

    How to troubleshoot the actuator on the front diff Write up ( with pics )
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/263525-how-trouble-shoot-4x4-actuator.html

    How to troubleshoot the transfer case motor thats mounted to the side of the transfer case https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/transfer-actuator.353584/page-2

    2HI and 4 Hi work but it wont go into 4 low
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/another-4x4-probem-system-wont-shift-into-4lo.257247/


    Shift knobs / shift boots / ebrake boots
    https://www.infocushift.com/shiftknobs/
    More great information for diagnostics http://www.itpstrategic.com/samples/UOT/QT312H 4WD COMPILATION FINAL.pdf

    Front hub/ actuator repair ...do it yourself http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/285250-2005-front-hub-actuator-repair-diy.html

    Stuck in 4 low ? http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/299498-2005-stuck-four-low.html

    Flashing 4x4 light http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...d-flashing-not-engaging-where-do-i-begin.html

    Is your transfer case noisy http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...r-case-chain-can-anyone-else-hear-theirs.html

    Why does the truck bounce when turning tight corners
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/250338-switching-2wd-4wd-constantly.html


    Noisy Transfer case with J shift pattern ( early model }
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/j-shift-t-case-rebuild.406753/page-2

    SPEEDOMETER ISSUES ?
    Hypertech speedometer calibrator http://www.hypertech-inc.com/products-speedometer-calibrator.aspx

    https://www.rocksolidtoys.com/single-post/2017/08/29/T-Case-Worm-Gear-Install

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/transmission-swap-write-up-s.384303/


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    MODS !!!!

    Skid plate reviews
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/307109-aftermarket-skid-plate-reviews.html

    RCI skid plates is now a Vendor https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rci-is-now-a-vendor-on-tw.413234/

    Dual transfer case set up http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/yotamain/inchwormgear.html

    Twin transfer case set up . These guys have you covered
    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/yotamain/inchwormgear.html

    INPUT SHAFT SWAP
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...s-for-fj-case-for-manual-transmission.714337/

    Crawlbox
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-crawlbox-bs-thread.422186/

    Removing the ADD system . A fantastic write up showing everything you need to remove all the computer controls to go full manual .
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-deleting-add-system.427258/

    3rd gen diagnostics
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4wd-actuator-troubleshooting-transfer-case-and-add.578262/

    The best information possible for all your first generation transfer case needs
    Write up with pictures done by
    turbodb
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...on-for-replacement-swap.753707/#post-26858426




    INSTALL A V8 ENGINE
    http://www.marks4wd.com/engine-conversions/bell-housing-adaptors/ls-v8-engines/mfk650g3.html


    Swapping in a manual transmission from automatic and here . Is it really worth the trouble and money ?

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/safetydang-dc-build-4wd-swap-manual-trans-swap-thread.247243/

    Swapping in an A340F to a W59 Jshift transfer case J shift transfer case installs with pics https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lets-see-your-fj-case-swap.455278/

    FJ swap https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lets-see-your-fj-case-swap.455278/

    BUILDING OFFROAD TRANSFER CASE OR FOR TURBO AND SUPERCHARGED ?
    http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/t...29-0207-toyota-transfer-case-rebuild-upgrade/

    http://www.f150hub.com/drivetrain/toyota-rf-vf.html

    https://www.marlincrawler.com/tech/transmission/transmission-gear-ratio-chart




    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/fj...ewly-re-designed-transfercase-skid-plate.html

    Superduty transmission mount http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4x-innovations/93081-tacoma-super-duty-transmission-mount.html

    Solid motor mounts and transmission mounts
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ted-solid-motor-mounts-for-sale.406631/page-4

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    Installing an FJ transfer case and eliminate all the electronics - go manual stick shift
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/341459-fj-transfer-case-swap-work-2-7-a.html

    Light up that 4x4 switch http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/rcbs204/68173-rcbs204-4x4-illuminated-switch.html

    Converting to solid axle and looking for parts ?
    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/yotamain/inchwormgear/dana-60-flange-for-toyota-driveshaft.html

    How to light the switch yourself http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...4-switch-illumination-step-step-write-up.html

    2 LOW MODULE ( NEW JAN / 2018 )
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2lo-module-new-product.528488/

    2 low mod and here at Tacoma World
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2wd-lo-mod.195424/

    Grey wire mod . this mod will let you use the locker in 2wd 4hi and 4 lo insted of just 4lo
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/4405-grey-wire-mod.html

    4LO-Trac & ABS Kill Switch

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...y-why-not.html

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    A-TRAC/TRAC/AUTO LSD Explained
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...nd-i-hope.html

    TRACTION CONTROL 2009-2014
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-2014-a-3.html


    Replacing seals with pics ( write up ) Bad transfer case switch on a 2004
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...and-movement-from-front-diff-actuator.519580/

    FIRST GENERATION TRANSFER CASES ....CHECK BELOW

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-gen-transfer-case-identifcation-for-replacement-swap.753707/


    No 4x4 on a 1999 Tacoma
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/99-tacoma-wont-engage-4x4.420607/


    2000 Tacoma vaccuum controlled and no 4x4
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4wd-vsv-harness.700899/

    WHY IS THERE A BIG COUNTERWEIGHT HANGING OFF MY TACOMA
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/what-is-hanging-off-my-transfer-case.332600/page-2


    More about the front output here for the early transfer case 1999 noisy in 4 low
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/transfer-case-noise-possible-loose-chain.480346/#post-14988595

    Parts http://parts.villagetoyota.com/show...=1997&ukey_category=19382&ukey_driveLine=6094


    Here is an excellent source for identifying your Tacoma Transfer case
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/faq/parts/

    Manual locking hub conversion kit
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/manual-locking-hub-conversion-1250.511528/





    Different forms of traction control available with your Tacoma
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...uto-lsd-explained-easy-understand-i-hope.html


    Driveshafts used with your 4x4 truck
    Front Propeller Shaft Assembly (For 4WD): Components, Removal
    Front Propeller Shaft Assembly (For 4WD): Disassembly, Inspection, Reassembly
    Front Propeller Shaft Assembly (For 4WD): Installation
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Regular Cab 4WD): Components, Removal
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Regular Cab 4WD): Disassembly, Inspection, Reassembly
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Regular Cab 4WD): Installation
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Access Cab 4WD And Double Cab 4WD): Components, Removal
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Access Cab 4WD And Double Cab 4WD): Disassembly, Inspection
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Access Cab 4WD And Double Cab 4WD): Reassembly
    Rear Propeller Shaft Assembly (For Access Cab 4WD And Double Cab 4WD): Installation
    Front Drive Shaft (For 4WD): Components
    Front Drive Shaft (For 4WD): Removal, Disassembly, Reassembly
    Front Drive Shaft (For 4WD): Installation


    Want that vibration gone ?
    Tom Woods driveshaft
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/single-piece-driveshaft-vibes-be-gone.475797/

    Driveshaft boots https://www.northerndrivetrain.com/category/cat_misc_bootkits.html





    Flange Yokes http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/128328-flange-yoke-need-help-2.html

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/flange-yoke.503185/

    Read what Spicer has to say about greasing your driveline
    http://www2.dana.com/pdf/J3299-2-DSSP.PDF

    Replacing universal joints ...Write up with pictures
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/replacing-u-joints-write-up.292123/page-2

    Addind a double Cardan u joint to your 2nd gen driveshaft
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/double-cardan-drive-shafts.556071/page-3

    I would suggest spraying all your splines with gluidecoat http://www.amazon.com/Bostik-GlideCote-formerly-TopCote-10-75/dp/B008F87IYK

    Driveshaft parts http://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/sho...=1998&ukey_category=21645&ukey_driveLine=6725


    I am going off topic a little here but the concern has been raised that many trucks are being delivered to you guys without a single drop of grease in your new driveline , low oil in the differentials and low oil in the transfer case and last but not least , under torqued u-bolts holding your rear axle stable .
    The factory grease in your universal joints is only an assembly lube . Your driveline needs to be lubricated at every oil change . Make sure they greased your driveline when they sold you the truck . There will be traces of fresh grease on the universal joints
    Read what Spicer has to say about greasing your driveline . I am certain that Spicer still has the Toyota contract . They make all your driveshafts
    http://www2.dana.com/pdf/J3299-2-DSSP.PDF
    Read what federal Mogul has to say http://aftermarket.federalmogul.com/en-US/Technical/Documents/Driveline FAQ's.pdf
    Here is a write up to help you https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/greasing-entire-drive-shaft-u-joints-5-zerks-total.56976/
    If you cant see any grease zerks , you've got polypropylene universal joints . They are designed for 50,000 trouble free miles according to the seminars I have trained at .Here is a new write up with some 2016 trucks involved
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/check-your-u-joints.409042/page-2#post-11509086
    If you do not own a grease gun , go buy one because you are going to need it
    If you have a two piece driveshaft , reports are coming in there is a lack of lubricant on the splines of the slip and stub . Your truck will clunk when downshifting into first gear when cold . Takes a special lubricant
    This stuff will work http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/ptfe...-ford-motorcraft-xg-8-ml1167-31508-42027.html
    And this stuff is said to be the best but pricey http://paceperformance.com/i-782162...bricant-high-temperature-c1-2-w-a-t-1-lb.html

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    Carrier bearing issues ?
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/aftermarket-carrier-bearings-center-support-bearings.477991/

    Axles used in your 4x4

    Front Axle Hub (For 4WD And Pre-runner): Components
    Front Axle Hub (For 4WD And Pre-runner): Removal, Disassembly, Reassembly
    Front Axle Hub (For 4WD And Pre-runner): Installation
    Rear Axle Hub Bolt: Removal, Installation
    Rear Axle Shaft: Components
    Rear Axle Shaft: Removal, Disassembly, Inspection
    Rear Axle Shaft: Reassembly, Installation

    Lockers and mods http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/performance-tuning/326238-gears-lockers-bs-thread.html

    Step by step removal of rear differential locker ( write up )
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...d-installation-of-e-locker-3rd-member.193828/

    Step by step removal of front differential ( write up ) Identify your differential http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/tech/toyota-differential-identification-18588.html

    Axle code identification https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2005-2016-tacoma-axle-codes.408019/

    Calculate your ratio

    Model

    Year

    Type

    Shifter

    Found Behind

    Gear Reduction

    Splines

    Notes

    RF1A

    1980-1995

    Gear Driven

    Forward

    G52, G54, W56 (89-95), R151F (with bench seat)

    2.28

    21, 23 (behind R151F)

    Can be identified by the 7 bolt rear cover.

    RF1A

    1979-1991

    Gear Driven

    Top

    L43, L45, L50, L52, W56 (85-88), R151F (with bucket seats)

    2.28

    21, 23 (behind R151F)

    Can be identified by the 7 bolt rear cover.

    VF1A

    1988-1995

    Chain

    Top

    R150, G58

    2.57

    23 (behind R150), 26 (behind G58)

    Can be identified by the 5 bolt rear cover.

    VF2A

    1984-1989

    Chain

    Mechanical Linkage on Side

    A340F

    2.57

    ???

    A340H

    1988-1995

    Chain

    Electronically Controlled

    A340H

    2.66

    ???

    Hydraulic transfer case, transmission and transfer case cannot be seperated.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/365138-oem-gear-ratio-chart.html


    Toyota RF1A
    Manufacturer: Aisin Seiki
    Number of speeds: Two
    High: 1:1
    Low: 2.28:1
    Case (or housing) material: Aluminum
    Front output drive type: Gear (passenger side drop)
    Availability or aftermarket parts and support: High - Dual/triple case kits, low gears sets, twin stick kits, rear disconnect kits, chromoly output shaft
    Input spline count: 21 or 23
    Rear yoke: Fixed flange
    Planetary gear: No
    Output shaft spline count: 27
    Shifter type: Mechanical and electrical
    Length: ~12.75 inches (mount face-to-flange)
    Commonly found in: Various '79-to-'95 Toyota Truck and '84-to-'85 4Runner


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    Toyota VF1A/VF2A
    Manufacturer: Aisin Seiki
    Number of speeds: Two
    High: 1:1
    Low: 2.57:1
    Case (or housing) material: Aluminum
    Front output drive type: Gear (passenger side drop)
    Availability or aftermarket parts and support: Medium - Dual case kits, adapters
    Input spline count: 23 or 26
    Rear yoke: Fixed flange
    Planetary gear: Yes
    Output shaft spline count: 27
    Shifter type: Mechanical or electrical
    Length: ~12.5 inches (mount face-to-flange)
    Commonly found in: Various '84-to-'95 Toyota Truck/4Runner/T-100
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  2. Sep 24, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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    A write up of what exactly?

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  3. Jul 12, 2015 at 4:34 PM
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    Great source for all of my driveline questions. Thank you for taking the time to research this.
     
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    I think that this thread is supposed to be specific to 2005+ units, correct? You may want to check over some of those links, which apply only to <=2004.

    I.e., Superduty transmission mount, also the 2-low mod (that mod will freak out the 4wd ecu before you can get it in low). There are a couple of different 2-low mods for 2005+ that work, that one just isn't one of them.

    This is the 2-low mod I favor; http://www.yotatech.com/f117/2wd-low-done-right-280421/
    (benefit being that it maintains correct inputs to all ECUs, nothing freaks out, no warnings on the dash.)

    Also, very nicely implemented "yellow wire mod": http://www.yotatech.com/f117/4l-trac-done-right-280412/
     
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    Thanks gearcruncher
     
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    My 4x4 does not work for shit

    I’ve replaced the actuator, the 2 sensors/limit switches on the t case actuator

    2H to 4H, truck will engage, but will NOT STOP blinking

    4H to 2H, light will continue to blink, but not disengage

    Very frustrated & I don’t know what else to do or troubleshoot.

    Any info will help
     
  10. Apr 18, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    Did they have a manual / automatic version of the transfer case in a second gen? Ive searched and not found anything. Different ratios? If trans is swapped out can I use same transfer case. Thanks!
     
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    Same case, should work fine but you'll need the correct input.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Are you just swapping trans? Like auto to auto/manual to manual?
     
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    Planning a Auto > Manual swap.
     
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    Make sure you have the correct input on the xfer case. The manuals have a 22 spline output on the trans, autos are 23.

    I've got an xfer case from my 6spd for sale if you'd be interested. I swapped over to an FJ case.

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  16. Apr 19, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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    What is the reason/ advantage to swapping to an FJ transfer case? I've read or heard something about this in the past but wasn't really sure what that deal was all about. -Thanks trying to educate myself-
     
  17. Apr 19, 2020 at 7:04 AM
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    I believe it is to remove the ADD motor from controlling the engagement of the transfer case. Which it’s an issue by Toyota knows they tend to go bad and are kinda spendy.
     
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    You get a manual shifting xfer case vs an electronic shifting case. The plastic gears are known to break and the actuators are known to fail. Same thing for the front differential. By swapping to an FJ case you remove several parts prone to failure for about the same cost as a new actuator from Toyota.

    It shifts in and out of 4x4 nearly instantly and if you do the twin stick mod to the FJ case you can use the lower great reduction off the transfer case in 2wd. In a manual, I really enjoy that. Great for backing up a trailer. Or really anytime you just want to go slower without slipping the clutch.
     
  19. Apr 20, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    Oho man... and boom, just like that -ANOTHER- Mod is added to my list... my wife is going to kill me... JK - she is a GOAT -

    Okay, so this is all new to me so unless you have a preferred link to this twin stick mod to the FJ case /swap i'll start searching and researching this.

    My front 4x actuator has failed long ago, and until I recently found a video of how to get it out, i've just put it off and not gone off road... I'm saving for that actuator now, and your so very correct, not a low cost OEM part. I've sort of dreamed of going to a manual front hub like my '75 Land Cruiser had back in high school... (I really wish I still had that truck!!)
     
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