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What happens when I turn switch to 4WD?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joe54tacoma, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    joe54tacoma

    joe54tacoma [OP] Joe in Louisville

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    Forgive me if this a stupid question. (I come from the Jeep world when going into 4wd meant throwing mechanical levers, turning hubs etc.

    On the 2012 Taco when turing the dash knob to 4H or 4L what are the series of events that take place?

    I see there is something that is called the ADD system with a vacuum controlled fork for locking the front.
    My question is to how the Transfer case handles it's shifting duties from 2H, 4H, 4L?

    If you can point me to a writeup or explanation it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    Yes
    All the info you need is on your visor or owners manual.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    The visor card and manual do not in any way answer the OP's question on the mechanics of the transfer case .
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    When you throw the switch to 4WD your world changes. Mountains that once stood proud and snowy become small hills. Raging rivers that shape those mountains become brooks, creeks no more than ... that deep. Mud pits that have swallowed generations of trucks before you become a simple shallow mud puddle on the way to the hill. Woodland fairies, half naked, dressed in ferns, come pouring from the trees at the tops of the hill. They are drawn to you like a moth to a porch light. You'll grow 4 inches, your IQ will leap by 40 points. You'll buy a tow strap and chuckle as you tuck it away because you know ... you'll never need it.

    My friend when you throw that switch, you'll never look back. Your wallet will empty, your fears will ooze out of you like the first piss on a morning after a few to many drinks.

    What will happen?

    Four wheel fucking drive will happen!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    rollin904

    rollin904 Well-Known Member

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    Best reply ever.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    COMAtose HI

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    ^^^ this guy nailed it. Enough said lol
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    nothing cool

    crazy!! that's exactly what my manual says word for word :))
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    You just drew the most wonderful picture in my mind. I'm gonna go turn that button and make magic happen....
     
  9. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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  10. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    epic!! well played sir
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    You would be a very good off road trip story writer.Such detail you would bring to your stories.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    BEST ANSWER EVER!

    That sucks that I do not have the Woodland fairies in my neck of the woods.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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  15. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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  16. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Just make sure you are not on pavement to experience that magic :rimshot:
     
  17. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...

    quoted again FTW. :rofl:
    +1





    oh, and he's right OP. ;)
     
  18. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    Pugga

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    You forgot one of the best lines in your sig!
     
  19. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Lol. Can't say I've seen a post quoted that much in a thread before.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    In my neck of the woods, fat, tube-top wearing, redneck women come out and yell, "boy, you ain't got shit!" Then they throw empty beer cans at your truck.

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