Toyota 4X4 with Manual Hubs

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Old 12-05-05, 08:11 AM
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Toyota 4X4 with Manual Hubs

I have owned a 1990 Toyota 4X4 since new, and only occasionally used the 4X4. When I did use it, it was no problem to turn the hubs in and out. Now my teen age daughter is using the truck and feels more comfortable using the 4X4 more often in snowy weather. She has trouble turning the hubs in and out. What is the downside of leaving the hubs in during the winter months even though the front dif is in 2H? She only drives in the city - never at highway speeds.
 

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Old 12-05-05, 09:00 AM
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i would think that you may go through a bit more fuel other than that i would leave them engaged it will not do any damage
 
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Old 12-05-05, 06:45 PM
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I have an old ford 4x4 and usually leave the hubs locked in the winter. Of course I usually only make short runs and it is easier to leave them locked.

All 4x4's should have the 4 wheel engaged every so often as this helps to lubricate the axles. If not mistaken WARN recomends a minumum of .25 mile once a month.
 
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