1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How to turn on 4wd?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by generic_username_12, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Jan 10, 2016 at 7:54 PM
    #1
    generic_username_12

    generic_username_12 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Member:
    #1126
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Hello all, the snow is starting and I need to use the 4wd finally. 1999 v6 4runner. How do I turn it on? Anything I need to know? I have read that you're not supposed to take sharp turns when 4wd is on. Any info would be great, thanks!
     
  2. Jan 10, 2016 at 8:01 PM
    #2
    orbot

    orbot New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1363
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oscar
    Vehicle:
    3rd gen 4runner
    Camburg LT, custom bumper, hankook's
    theres a button on the 4x4 shifter lever. push it at slow speed and push it again to disangage
     
  3. Jan 10, 2016 at 8:24 PM
    #3
    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2015
    Member:
    #1120
    Messages:
    679
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra
    Never use 4WD on turns in dry pavement. "Excercise" the actuator by placing it into 4H and driving straight at least 10 miles a month. (I try to excercise 4l once a month or so for a few seconds too)

    I believe you can't engage 4H at speeds past 55mph, but can use it at any speed once engaged prior to 55mph.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2016 at 10:04 PM
    #4
    orbot

    orbot New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1363
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oscar
    Vehicle:
    3rd gen 4runner
    Camburg LT, custom bumper, hankook's
    I use my 4hi on the street, just limit speeds and turns
     
  5. Jan 11, 2016 at 12:17 PM
    #5
    generic_username_12

    generic_username_12 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Member:
    #1126
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks for the replies all, wish me luck!
     
  6. Jan 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM
    #6
    orbot

    orbot New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1363
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oscar
    Vehicle:
    3rd gen 4runner
    Camburg LT, custom bumper, hankook's
    Just be carefull and make sure levels are good if not you might get issues
     

Products Discussed in

To Top