Will not Move

Tiny
DONDON88
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  • 2003 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,001,000 MILES
I think my transfer case went out because my truck won't move. So I removed the front drive shaft and thought it will move but it did not. What's the problem? Do I do anything else after removing the drive shaft?
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Friday, January 10th, 2020 AT 8:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

If there is a problem within the transfer case, chances are it would be making a banging or grinding sound. Tell me, when you put the vehicle in park, can you still move it? In other words, the park position doesn't prevent the vehicle for moving.

Also, does the vehicle have automatic 4wd or do you have to engage it?

Let me know.
Joe
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Friday, January 10th, 2020 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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I have to engage the 4 wheel because it's like a stick shift in the middle it Does not make any sounds when driving. I came home park my car then when I get back in it would not move.
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Saturday, January 11th, 2020 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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If you have to engage the 4wd to prevent it from moving, it sounds like the transfer case is in neutral.

If the transfer case is in neutral, it will be like placing a manual transmission in neutral. The car won't move and park will not hold the vehicle.

I attached a picture of the actuator to help locate it. I suspect that it isn't engaging properly and may be going into the neutral position. I need to just confirm if this is a push button system for 4wd or is it full time awd.

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, January 11th, 2020 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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Push button.
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Saturday, January 11th, 2020 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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I suspect, based on your description, that the actuator is not fully engaging and is placing the transfer case in neutral. At this point, the actuator should be removed and inspected. If you have 4wd when selected, I doubt anything is wrong with the actual transfer case.

Let me know if I can help.

Joe
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Sunday, January 12th, 2020 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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Where is it located? Can you send me a picture of how it look?
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
It will be on the driver's side mounted to the transfer case. I have a long diagnostic flow chart for checking, but it is quite involved. However, if you want it, I would be happy to send it to you. Just let me know.

As far as a pic, this is the best I could find. More than anything, it shows location. Let me know if it helps.

Joe
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Monday, January 13th, 2020 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Yes, thanks very much.
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 6:16 AM
Tiny
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Question, I took my drive shaft off what do I have to do so my truck runs off the back wills what else to take off?
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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If you have the front drive shaft off, it should move with it in 4wd. However, I honestly don't think that's a good idea. Are you sure there is nothing disconnected at the transfer case or loose?
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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Not sure how to check it out.
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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There should be an electrical connector at the actuator motor as seen in the above pic. Make sure it is attached, not damaged, and there is no corrosion in the plug.

Let me know.
Joe
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Thursday, January 16th, 2020 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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I removed my drive shaft but it will not move. What else do I disconnect so it will drive? Send picture of it so I can take care of it. Thanks
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Which drive shaft was removed? Also, please keep in mind that this can lead to other issues.

Let me know.

Joe
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Friday, January 24th, 2020 AT 8:47 PM

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