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1996 Toyota 4runner 4 Wheel Drive Problem

I have read and followed the instructions in the owners manul ans can't get the 4 wheel drive to engage. I set the shift lever to 4H and press the 4WD button on the side of the shift lever. The indicator light on the dash board does not come on, and the front end is still not locked in.....Any suggestions?

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  • Darren Winter
    Darren Winter Apr 05, 2013

    i had same prob,,,all i did was take hose that goes from top of motor to the ingager on the alex..i blew into both hoses and sh it u not wd works gerat..

  • hjankowski89
    hjankowski89 Apr 22, 2013

    hey could you explain more about it where is the hose ?



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Hey could you explain more about it where is the hose ?

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My 1990 4runner same thing..I blew in the vac line that goes 2 the add on the front 4wd works fine

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