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Actuator full of shavings

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Andy95, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Mar 1, 2016 at 11:22 AM
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    Andy95

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    My 4x4 would not engage. Got a replacement actuator for the front, and when the old one was removed it turned out to be full of metal shavings. Replacement actuator is installed but still no 4x4. Is this likely an issue with the front differential and will it need to be rebuilt?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Judging by the shavings, my vote is ur diff needs to be re-built but it's just an educated guess.
     
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    check and see if there is a fuse for it too
     
  4. Mar 2, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    A fuse for the differential?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2016 at 1:37 PM
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  6. Mar 2, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Would a shredded differential prevent the 4wd from engadging?
     
  7. Mar 3, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    It could. There might be something broken in there. Have it checked out. If your differential breaks, the car won't go anywhere. I would definitely say that this is an early sign.
     
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