I ACCIDENTALLY PRESSED THE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK BUTTON AT HIGH SPEED. DID I DAMAGE THE VEHICLE?

  • Tiny
  • FreeSkierChica
  • 1996 Toyota Rav4
  • 155 miles

I have a 96 Toyota RAV4. I was driving about 75-80 mph, and accidentally pressed the differential lock button which set of some kind of beeping sound (the button is directly below the AC.). I tried pressing the button again, but the sound continued. I pulled over, stopped, and pressed the button again. The sound stopped, and everything seemed OK. The vehicle "felt" normal when driving, and there were no unusual sounds. A few miles later, I pulled into the garage and noticed a faint smell somewhat like burnt motor oil. The vehicle has a slow oil leak, but due to what happened, I'm a bit paranoid that I may have damaged something.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 2:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

The fluid may have overheated from the incident. I would have it changed so there will be no furhter damage done.

Roy

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • FreeSkierChica
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Thank you! I will have the fluid changed.

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 2:47 PM

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