Thanks bros the neutral trick worked. I pretty much did a rendition of what wild bill said to do. I put it in 4hi then neutral then drive and it freed right up. Somehow it thought I was in 4lo but I haven't put my truck in 4 wheel drive in 2 months. I usually try to run it once a month in 4 wheel drive just to keep the system fresh.
So could this happen again, I'm assuming its just gears locking up or the electronic sensor engaging something it shouldn't. Any maintenance for this or proper procedure.
Also, what is the correct protocol when taking your tundra and putting it in 4hi or 4lo?
It can happen occasionally with the stupid electronic stuff that lazy people seem to need. When its electronically controlled anything can happen that shouldn't happen LOL.
Did you or someone else flip the knob or something when refueling? Or are these transfer cases turning into a Chevy transfer case issue where they would randomly just shift into 4WD while on the highway.
Anyhow, for going into 4WD high range you can do this while the truck is moving at speeds up to 62mph (Don't ask me why that's what the book says) however I don't advise doing so if you want your truck in working order, just the thought of sudden engagement of non-moving parts just makes me cringe.
Shift from 2WD - 4WD High range either stopped or at speeds up to 62mph.
Shift from 2WD - 4WD Low Range, stop vehicle completely shift to neutral, shift to 4WD high range and let the shift complete you may have to drive forward or backward slightly to get it to engage its just the way the gears mesh. Once high range is engaged then you can shift into 4LO Range, however you need to be completely stopped and in neutral otherwise the truck will just beep at you.
To shift back out of 4WD Low Range, do the reverse of above, just stop, shift to neutral, go back to 4WD High Range let it complete the shift sequence then shift back to 2WD.
DO NOT try to shift to 4WD Low Range while the vehicle is moving gear clashing and damage to the transfer case and shift motor can occur not to mention the clunking noise and grinding of gears LOL.
The book says something about driving 10 miles in 4WD every month to lubricate the 4WD system, or something along those lines. I've had my truck for 5+ years now and I think I've used the 4WD maybe a dozen times. It really isn't that big of a deal I don't guess, it seems to work just fine every time I flip the knob.
Hope that helps.
Yep, I'd rather get out and manually lock in the hubs and then pull a lever on the floor. Never understood what was so hard about that idea, and hardly ever failed. Only problem I seen with that was when people would bury their trucks to the doors then realize they never locked the hubs in LOL.