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Light flashes when 4hi button is pressed on my 2003 toyota tundra but never engages

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Just fixed this problem a few months ago,,Sencer on transmission is. Not working,,,

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SOURCE: 2004 Toyota tundra four wheel drive won't engage

Does the 4wd icon on the dash blink when you try? The most common problem I have seen is the 4wd actuator sticking. Its mounted towards the rear of the transfer case on the drivers side(US). It has about a 3inch electrical plug on it. Locate it and with the truck running have someone push the 4wd button while you lightly tap on the actuator motor. They can sometimes stick from lack of use. If it doesn't free up it may need to be replaced which is rather involved. The transfer case would need to be removed and opened up to replace.
Good luck.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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Its possible the 4wd actuator on the transfer case is sticking from lack of use. Its a black plastic part located on your transfer case on the drivers side rear with a electrical connector attached. Tap on it lightly while someone activates the 4wd button. Have truck running in neutral with foot on brake. (dont get run over). If it goes into 4wd, then just remember to cycle it into 4wd and back again once or twice a month to keep it from sticking.
If all this doesn't work a dealer will need to look at it.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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2004 toyota tundra wont go in 4wheel just flasshes

Blinking light means that the unit is trying to engage.
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Why does 4wd button blinks but front driveline moves. is the 4wd engagedon a 2004 tundra?

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Both the 4hi and 4lo buttons started blinking when i tried to put it in 4 wheel drive and the 4 wheel drive will not kick in.

My 2000 Tundra is in the shop right now for this very same problem.
They just called and said that the transfer case has to be taken out
and a new activator motor installed which is inside the case...10 hrs labor
and $1000 for a new motor or $350 for a rebuilt one...UGH!! merry christmas!!


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