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2002 Tacoma engages 4X4 at its liesure

The problem started with the 4X4 engaging when it felt like it. So I pulled the fuse. About a week ago I needed the 4X4 and put the fuse back in to find the actuator would make noise but no matter what I did I could not get it into 4X4. I have tested the switch and looked at all the wires under the truck and could not find anything showing obvious failure what should I do?

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  • MikesTaco Oct 24, 2008

    I have looked all through my manual and can not find an actuator on my transfer case is it on the transfer case or on the front axle (I have the self locking hub system). And is this something easily swapped at home?

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Glad to provide you with my assistance.

It is my opinion that the shift motor/actuator inside the transfer case is compromised. I have observed this several times. The shift motor has contacts that actuate the front axle disconnect device, as well as engageing the 2-4WD modes. If all the wires are good, and all the connectors are clean, the remaining item will be replacemnt of the transfer case shift motor, this would be the solution.
Hope this help you, and thank you for choosing FixYa.

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