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Oct
28
comment Can I drive my 4wd 4runner in front wheel only?
Sorry I have to continue this in a second post, limited characters: If my RPMS are much lower now, that means that there was something wrong with the rear differential all the time I've had this truck! Under rear 2wd, my rpms at 80 mph were 4 to 5k rpms! So now, my gas mileage is WAY down: I normally go through 5 gallons of gas in 2 days: Im on the 5th day and I STILL have an 8th of a tank! So, if I CAN keep running it like this, at least for a while, it will be cheaper for me, unless it is dangerous to do so in which case I will parkl it and leave it. I thank all the ppl who posted here!
Oct
28
comment Can I drive my 4wd 4runner in front wheel only?
Thanx Tim - I am just learning about how my 4wd is set up now. I can shift into 4wd while moving, just have to have it in neutral and I slide the selector down to "4x HIgh" - Someone else who advised me thought that my 4wd was a low gear only. I think there are some setups that are more like all four wheels run off of the same power train. Mine is not like that, I have two separate power trains, one for back, one for front. There is a huge gearbox that connects the front power train to the tranny. With the driveshaft out, only the front train is working.
Oct
28
comment Can I drive my 4wd 4runner in front wheel only?
Tim, may I ask how you ultimately dealt with it? Im looking at the possibility of driving it like this for a short time. Will it wreck my front end? Or ruin tnf rest of my rear end?
Oct
28
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Oct
27
comment Can I drive my 4wd 4runner in front wheel only?
Oh Yes, the reason I have to do this: I have a guy who will put a new rear differential in, but unfortunately I need to dredge 575 bucks for a rebuilt diff out of my own (Human) rear end. My front end is in top shape, so Im not reallty worried, I'm worried, about the back part, the round thing behind the differential, I'm no mechanic, don't know the words... I'll look it up in my program, the part name. I got it freshly lubed, and it rolls good coasting, but there is some rumbling. But my differential is froze solid. Thanx a lot you guys, good info in this post.
Oct
27
answered Can I drive my 4wd 4runner in front wheel only?