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4WD Transfer Case Actuator

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Treephung, Jul 14, 2022.

  1. Jul 14, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    Treephung

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    Hello,

    My 4WD has been out for awhile. I thought it was the front diff actuator and it was seized it. Got it free, but 4WD still not working. After some research, I believe it's the T-Case actuator. Anyone know any methods of diagnosing the T-case overall?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2022 at 8:27 AM
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    06_dark_knight

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    Try hitting it with a rubber mallet then see if it will switch into 4wd. If that doesn’t work I remember someone on here had a really good write up on diagnosing the actuator. Good luck!
     
  3. Jul 14, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    Treephung

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    I've actually tried beating it with a mallet. It kinda worked, but it went back to not working.

    When I put the car into the "ON" position. I can hear the t-case actuator moving. It makes 2 noises. When I beat it with the mallet, it would only do 1 of the noises. But after like 30 seconds, it went back to making the 2 noises and the lights started flashing again.
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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    06_dark_knight

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    I would keep doing it if it were me. Just seems to me like it needs to be worked a little bit to losen it up. Our 4Runners get angry if the don’t switch into 4wd often. Sorry if I’m not much help I’m just trying to think of what I would do before spending the money on new parts.

    here’s the link to the post I mentioned before,
    https://www.4runners.com/threads/4th-gen-v6-4x4-transfer-case-actuator-timing.24354/#post-318954
     

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