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issue with 4wd

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by kelly32327, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    kelly32327

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    seems to be getting stuck in 4 wd I have to hit button then shut truck off then back on to engage and then disengage any takers?
     
  2. May 10, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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    Actuator?
     
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  3. May 10, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    you can hear the actuator...I was thinking and heard once before that it may need to be pulled and cleaned
     
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  4. May 10, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    Not too familiar with 1st gens, but does it matter whether you're in P, D, or N?
     
  5. May 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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    only when shifting into low
     
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    1st gen had an interesting method of 4WD engagement. Like and AWD that you would selectively engage the front axle. I never had issue with the actuator in mine, but I did have to rebuild the front axle due to the spider gears in the front end becoming completely stripped.

    I'd check the connector for the actuator first. Unplug. Clean off. Etc.
     
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  7. May 10, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    thats what ill do tomorrow
     
  8. May 10, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    The actuator went out on my 2000. If that is what is wrong with yours and it has to be replaced you are probably better off swapping out the whole transfer case. There's a retainer on the inside of the case. So you have to tear down the entire thing to remove the actuator. They changed it like eight times in the first couple years. I picked one up from an 03 for $300 and never had any issues with it for five years until I sold it.
     
  9. May 10, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    the way it feel like is its almost like a locked hub..if that makes sense its only one side?
     
  10. May 10, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    i was looking through all the forums and discussions and it very well could be that automatic disengaging differential motor not completely disengaging or ADD motor
     
  11. May 10, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    Hmmm, could be the diff mechanism. But if I remember right, the hubs are permanently engaged. The whole front end spins all the time. The 4wd engages the pinion shaft to the driveshaft.
     
  12. May 11, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    driver axel spins freely until transfer case motor engages and what engages the passenger side axel is the A D D motor on front end
     
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