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I have a 2000 Tacoma 4X4. The truck has about 100K miles on it. I live in Wisconsin where it has been very cold and snowy this year - 4X4 has been used extensively, at relatively low speeds.

I noticed in the last few days that when first starting the truck in the morning or after work, the left rear tire "sticks" when pulling away - it does not turn. It just drags for a few feet before road friction causes it to turn. I have also noticed that when stuck in the snow, that while the right rear spins, the left rear does not spin at all.

Does anyone have an idea what is going on here. Where the problem may have come from? What the fix is?

Appreciate any insight. Thanks.
 

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It happens in both. I just mention all of the 4X4 information in the post as I think it could be relevant. Additionally, my truck does have the limited slip rear differntial option (may or may not be relevant to my issue).
 

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The sticking wheel is probably due to the brake drums freezing over. Spinning one tire when stuck is normal for an open diff. All the power goes to the tire with the least traction.
 

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^ Yup, probably brake. If you are using the parking brake, stop. In the winter, when the roads are wet, there is often a high possibility of the brake cable freezing up on you. If it's not the cable, you may have a sticky caliper.
 
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