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Old 09-06-2006, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Transfer case ?

Do the tacoma 4x4 v6 have the same tranfer case as the fj cruiser and v8 4runner.?????
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Same as the 4 runner and tundra, and pretty much the same as the fj, but the fj uses a lever to move the shift forks that being the only real difference.
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i miss the levers.. had em in my 02 4runner. felt like i was actually doing the work...
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Is there a way to put the transfer case in neutral? There's no neutral indicator on the knob, just curious in the event of towing the truck a long distance.
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Do the tacoma 4x4 v6 have the same tranfer case as the fj cruiser and v8 4runner.?????
The V8 4runnner and 6spd manual FJ have full-time center diff 4wd. Can be left in auto 4wd in all conditions (not sure you can shut it off to only allow 2wd?). That is not the setup in the Tacoma

The auto tranny FJ has the basic part time 4wd like our Tacoma. V6 4 runner is 'multi-mode 4wd' which is different than the 'full-time 4wd' in the V8... not sure if thats fancy words for part time 4wd.
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Correction( smacking own forehead) you're right, they are not the same. The V8 4runner uses the VF4BM the V6 uses the VF4AM, the Tacoma and Tundra use the VF2BM and the FJ uses the VF4B on the 6 speed and the VF2A on the 5 speed.
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Is there a way to put the transfer case in neutral? There's no neutral indicator on the knob, just curious in the event of towing the truck a long distance.
If you ever need towed, request a flatbed. If a flatbed is not available then make darn sure that they strap dollys on the wheels. Check your owners manual. Its explained very well. You'll see where it mentions putting the transmission in neutral and that dollys are required to lock the front wheels if the truck is towed in that manner since the steering column lock is not strong enough to hold the wheels straight.
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Ok, the tc part numbers are different. Wonder what they all means though in terms of durability...any difference there?
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Manufacture are know to issue several part numbers to the identical parts only to reference them to what is use on what vehicle. But as for the transfer case, I'm sure there are slight difference between the two.

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Ok, the tc part numbers are different. Wonder what they all means though in terms of durability...any difference there?
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From what I gather the codes do indicate differences and most likely break down like this.

Since all T-cases share a similar design and are all considered new my guess is this is the VF series of T-cases, but there is differences between each model.

The digits are most likely coded like this.
The 1st and 2nd digit indicate the series, all being VF.
The 3rd digit tells you if it is a full-time 4wd case or part-time 4wd case, if there is a 2 then it is a part-time case if there is a 4 then it can be used full-time.
The 4th I have no idea???
The 5th or lack of looks to indicate how the tranfer case shifts, nothing means you do the shifting with a lever, if an M is present then a motor or actuator moves the transfer case shift forks.
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