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#2418 of 2493 2002 Sequoia 4x4 engaging problem
Jan 10, 2010 (1:06 am)
I have a 2002 sequioa and it will never engage into 4wd H while in drive and on the move . At very low speeds I can put the vehicle into N and push the button for the 4x4 and it will engage sometimes. Or I can come to a complete stop, put the vehicle into N and get it to engage into 4x4 about 50 percent of the time and the other 50 percent of the time, I have to drive forward, drive backwards, and do this several times before it will engage. I can drive for miles without the system engaging if I dont stop the vehicle and go through the process of shifting from gear to gear and driving several feet in each direction. The same thing happens when I want to disengage.
The other issue is that when I shift into 4x4 L and put the vehicle into L gear, the VSC is not turned off automatically. Should it be?
I took it to a Toy Dealer. They tried to tell me that one of my tires was slightly worn more than the others and that was possibly the cause. I did not believe that and did not buy new tires. I also went on a drive with a Toyota Tech, he said that it was taking too much for the 4wd to engage, but eventually went with the tires possibly being to blame. I took it to another toy Dealer, they said nothing about the tires but said that the 4wd should preferably not be engaged while the vehicle is in D and said that it works fine while in N, they claim that they could not find anything wrong but they also had trouble getting it to engage while moving and in drive. I have taken it to the dealer 3 different times now for this problem and my extended warranty will expire in another 5,000 miles.
Any ideas out there or is this completely normal with Sequoias? maybe
#2419 of 2493 Re: 2002 Sequoia 4x4 engaging problem [kkcolt4]
Jan 10, 2010 (10:02 am)
Worn tire(s), differentially worn tires, will most definitely have an adverse effect on the ease with which you can engage the center diff'l lock.
#2420 of 2493 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Problems
Jan 19, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I am writing to see if anyone else has had the same issues I have.
1.Once the vehicle is engaged in 4hi, the differential axle screws up and causes the vehicle to spin out of control even at low speed when turning corners. Vehicle wont switch in to 4 low.
2. The radio. I've had the radio replaced once already and the second one is on the fritz. There are major electrical problems with this truck. Turn the lights on and your radio turns on, turn a corner and your radio turns off. I think Toyota has issued a band aid fix, telling owners that the problem is a defective radio, when the electrical system is to blame.
I think its time for people who have been ripped off by Toyota to band together before someone gets killed.
#2421 of 2493 spin out of control
Jan 21, 2010 (11:35 am)
"and causes the vehicle to spin out of control even at low speed when turning corners."
How many wrecks have you had? That's sounds terrible - spinning out of control when turning corners at low speed. Have you rolled it over yet? How many times?
#2422 of 2493 Re: 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Problems [kaptainkrieg]
Jan 21, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Center diff'l locked and turning....
Bad news, the worse, tighter, you turn with the center diff'l locked the higher is the potential for lost of directional control.
Nature of the "beast".
#2424 of 2493 2000 LC Transmission Problem
Apr 16, 2010 (7:41 am)
I am currently experiencing a problem with my 2000 TLC - it seems to be stuck in 4wd - I have had the vehicle since 03 and have driven it 200k miles - now when turning short radius or backing into driveway the front wheels feel like they are locked into low 4 - tires squeal, feels like tire is flat, power steering feels under load . . . Any ideas? Thx!
#2425 of 2493 This will make you mad--All wheel drive Highlander
Apr 19, 2010 (6:56 pm)
This video pretty much shows why the Toyota Highlander and the Honda CRV, Ridgeline are inferior to the Suburu Legacy with respect to traction in poor conditions. It will make you mad!
Neither Toyota nor Honda told us about this.
Apr 20, 2010 (7:54 am)
Greetings all. I haven't posted here in years. Used to be around when we had an 01 Sequoia. That truck is long gone and now I'm considering a Tacoma.
Can anybody tell me if the Tacoma can be driven on DRY roads with 4Hi engaged like the 01 Sequoia could? Does it have the center diff like the other Toyota products that allow the 4WD to be used as an AWD system in the rain or partially snow covered roads? I'm not fond of the old part-time systems that lack the center diff.
Thanks for the help.
#2427 of 2493 Re: Tacoma [pschreck]
Apr 20, 2010 (9:00 am)
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