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Hilux 4X4 Turning Issues

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Hi,

I have a brand new 2010 Hilux invincible manual and when I put it in 4x4High or 4x4Low, it doesn't want to turn. When I pull away and turn left or right, it feels like the handbrake is up, when I put the clutch in it seems to stop like I put my for on the brake. I was thinking this could be a diff lock issue, but I cannot find anything in the manual that tells you that you can manually switch a diff lock on or off. I also cannot see any indication that the diff lock is engaged?

Before I take it back to Toyota, I just want to make sure it is a fault, and not something daft I'm doing wrong. Initially I thought it might have been because it's brand new, but I have 1000 on the clock now and still the same behavior?

Anyone experience anything similar?

Thanks,

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Hi,

I have a brand new 2010 Hilux invincible manual and when I put it in 4x4High or 4x4Low, it doesn't want to turn.

That is completely normal when in 4 wheel drive and is why you don`t use 4wd on the road because it doesn`t allow slip and you will end up with axle wind up and a knackered diff.

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Thanks for clearing that up. By slip, do you man the front diff is locked, and it's not a limited slip diff like the one in the rear axle?

The manual recommends you drive it in 4x4 for 10 miles a month to keep the parts lubricated, best find a long straight road somewhere, or some off road area.

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Thanks for clearing that up. By slip, do you man the front diff is locked, and it's not a limited slip diff like the one in the rear axle?

The manual recommends you drive it in 4x4 for 10 miles a month to keep the parts lubricated, best find a long straight road somewhere, or some off road area.

No the wheels have to be able to `slip`

The reason is that when 4wd is engaged, you are driving front and rear axles at the same speed all the time - when you corner the front and rear must be driven at different speeds as they take a different track. This causes tension built up within the whole of the drive train and if then, tension is not released it keeps on building up until something gives.

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at every start of the month i drive with my 2002 on a straight road in 4x4 to keep things lubricated. i have no problems. on that same part of the road i also drop it in and out 4x4 as it's leading to a traffic light so it stop start traffic.

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