Engaging Hi 4x4 LC100 series

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 19:51
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I have a 100 series LC TD & have tried to get info from Toyota by email re engaging 4x4 Hi Range. Cant get a direct answer can anyone help me plse?
Vehicle is Auto, Oct 2004 model. Can I engage the diff lock in high range while on the move? and if so at what speed?

Book, I think is not clear on this.

Appreciate your help.

Russ
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:00

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:00
Hi Russ
You need to provide a little more info.
Is your truck constant 4 wheel drive
Does it have front hub locks
Diff locks, do you mean the centre diff lock or are you talking front and rear cross axle diff locks
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:29

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 20:29
Russ,

Your 100series is full-time 4wd. This means that all 4 wheels drive the vehicle, but it survives on bitumen by having an open centre differential.

If you get onto terrain where loss of traction is likely (sand, mud,rock etc) then press the centre diff button. This will lock the centre differential so equal drive goes to front and rear. Never have this button pressed onbitumen or any high grip surface. This button can be pressed onther move at up to 80kph.

If you get into very difficult terrain, then low range might be needed. To engage this, stop the vehicle and move the transfer lever to L.

Have you looked on the back of your sunvisor? These instructions are usually there on Toyotas.

Might be worth joining a club or doing a 4wd course as well.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: muzzimbidgie - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 21:01

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 21:01
It must be noted, to engage into or out of 4x4 low, the vehicle must be stopped and in neutral on the auto trans.
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Follow Up By: Russ - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:59

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 19:59
Thanks Phil. I did think something along the lines that you have stated. Was aware of the low range shift and this is all that is focussed on in the manual and the card on the back of the visor.

They seem to have avoided being clear on high range.

Not over keen on the club bit, bad experience there. Have been driving for around 5 years, but in 2.8 Dies. Hi lux and a manual, so a bit different system and braking.

Thanks again.

Russ
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Reply By: Grumblebum and Dragon (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:23

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 22:23
My 4.5L 100 Series (2000 model) ULP/Autogas can only engage Low ratio with the Selecter in either Park or Neutral

Regards

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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 13:29

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 13:29
Any constant 4WD vehicle can have the centre diff lock actuated while on the move, all the axles etc are moving at the same speeds and does not involve a ratio change.
A point to note.... the diff should be engaged before wheels start to spin. If you engage the difflock when the rear wheels are spinning, then damage to the difflock and drivetrain can occur. In this situation the front wheels could be stationary and the rear spinning and you just drop the front axle into play...crunch and ouch!
I agree with the above statement that maybe a 4WD course is in order here, to help understand you vehicle and how to best employ it in differing situations. The safety of yourself, your family, your vehicle and others is always at stake.

Goddluck and I hope you enjoy you travels

Matt.

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Follow Up By: Russ - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 20:08

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 20:08
Thanks Matt.

Just needed some info on the LC. a bit different to the hi lux.

You have helped.

Appreciate you input.

Russ
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:06

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:06
Ur welcome Russ, just what did you mean about a Hilux??? No referance there, I was talking about all constant 4wd vehicles, didnt even think hilux was in that category.

Rav4, 80 series, 100 series, defender, Prado, most soft roaders etc

anyway goodluck with it!

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:12

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:12
Ahh Russ I read your replies back up the thread, you owned the HiWux! Its all clear now!! hahah
Yes quite a large change from the Lux to the 100!!

You must be enjoying the power increase fom the 2.8!! Great truck but just a tad under powered.

I hope you are enjoying it and all the best.

Matt.
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Reply By: Croozer - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 23:55

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 23:55
Hi all,
On a side note, I too have an 04 Auto TD 100 series cruiser and have found that I cannot shift into Low Range without grinding in the transfer case when the vehicle has just been started (ie engine & gearbox cold). Once it has been driven a little (warmed up) there is no problem. The selector is always in P or N

Does anyone else have this happen??

Cheers,
Stu
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Reply By: Big Woody - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 07:59

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 07:59
Hi Russ,

I agree with all of the responses above. You can shift to 4WD high range/lock centre diff on the move. Just to ensure that everything is turning at exactly the same speed I always make sure that I am travelling in a straight line though when I do it. If you are turning at all then the front diff is spinning faster than the rear and it may cause undue stress on the components.

Have a great day!
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