1994 Toyota pickup (how do I engage 4 wheel drive?)

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Old 02-12-04, 03:26 PM
JustSid
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1994 Toyota pickup (how do I engage 4 wheel drive?)

Just as the title stated I am wondering how to engage to four wheel drive. I honestly don't have a clue.

It is of course one of the older ones that you need to engage wheel locks and backup or something but I can't remember and the owners manual is conspicously missing.

Thanks you in advance for your help!

Regards,
Sid
 
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Old 02-12-04, 04:15 PM
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You didn't state what trans?

If std while stopped...lock the hubs and move transfer case shifter to high 4 or low 4.
 
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Old 02-12-04, 05:16 PM
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Excellent, thank you!

It *is* a standard transmission. I forget some people drive automatics. *blah*

The only thing I seem to remember in addition to what you stated is you are supposed to drive backwards a few feet first after you lock your hubs and engage 4-wheel.

Does this sound like anything you know of or am I remembering wrong?

Again, thanks! (new truck in case you didn't know.)

Cheers,
Sid
 
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Old 02-12-04, 05:52 PM
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Backing up is for unlocking "auto-locking" hubs.

Do you have manuel hubs that have to turned to lock or unlock?
 
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Old 02-12-04, 08:08 PM
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I manually have to turn them. This was the correct info then, thanks VERY much.
 
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Old 02-14-04, 02:49 PM
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Just an update for the archives.

I do have to manually lock the front wheels and then engage 4H or 4L. When DISengaging 4 wheel drive though I have to unlock the front hubs and then back the vehicle up just a few inches. then and only then will the truck go BACK into 2 wheel drive.

I tried like crazy to get it back into 2 wheel with no results until I did that (backed up.)

Thanks!
 
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Old 02-14-04, 05:25 PM
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Sort of....once you move the transfer shifter to Hi2 you are in 2WD, even if the hubs are locked. You back up after you turn the hubs to unlock (to release the pressure off the locking mechanism) so the diff stops turning.

With manuel hubs you should drive around with them locked in Hi2 to move the lube around every now and again. Esp if you haven't used 4WD in a while.
 
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