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Toyota Tacoma 4wd Front end locks up after being parked

My 2000 Toyota Tacoma, 150K miles has had a reoccuring problem for about one year. After being parked for a long period of time (several days) or after being parked for a few hours after a long drive, the engine fires up just fine. I engage the clutch and put the manual transmission in gear. You can feel the rear end attempt to move, however the front end of the truck is locked up. I try different gears, reverse, pump the brakes nothing seems to work. Then I give it a little bit of extra gas in first gear and let out the clutch, and you hear a nice loud clunking sound on the front end, the car jumps forward, and then the car rolls just fine and everything is normal after that. If I had to guess, its on the front passenger side, but it may be the whole front end. This has probably happened 20-30 times. What is seizing up ? My hubs ? My differential? My transfer case ? My brakes ? any ideas ?

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Don't jump to conclusions. Start w the basics. Start w the brakes & go from there. U may have to lift it to try it also.

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There is a bearing that presses on the center of the clutch release arms when you put your foot down, it's called the clutch release bearing. It sounds like yours is starting to go bad. There is also a bushing or bearing in the back of the crankshaft that can cause this noise. the the input shaft of the transmission is stabilized in this. These two items are almost always replaced when a clutch job is performed. Unfortunately that is the only way to get at these two bearings. You may be able to drive the vehicle for quite a few more miles. but this is a sign of things to come.

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Sorry but there's too much going on here for anything other than guesses, and at the irresponsibly selfish speed you drive at any faulty advice could well be fatal.

Something may have locked up in your transmission (or possibly braking system), and you've then used a bit of guesswork and uneducated brute force to overcome the problem for now. Without any further symptoms this has now become impossible to diagnose remotely and an accurate diagnosis requires a thorough examination of the vehicle anyway.

The question you now need to ask yourself is whether you're prepared to risk the fault occurring again at speed. If that's when it next happens then at best you'll do some very expensive damage but it's most likely to also cause a total loss of control with potential fatalities.

For the safety of any poor unfortunates who pull out in front of you in future and for yourself stop wasting time here and get the vehicle looked at by either Toyota or a 4x4 specialist garage.

I know this isn't the solution you were looking for and you may not like the way I've phrased it, but it is the only correct answer to your question.

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my four wheel drive wont work on my toyota tacoma 2003 , when i put it in four wheel drive the transfor case does engage the shaft going to the front end but the hubs will not lock in

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