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      jsuthey reacted to Diff Kraken's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I was just calling out afgman as a bit of a joke. He had no problem getting off the mountain- certainly wouldn't have actually gotten stranded, but it seems the connections on the CDL need to be cleaned, greased and/or replaced at some point on...
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      jsuthey reacted to 2008Sequoia's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      It’s a pretty common problem in Sequoias and Tundras, I think. Thankfully it seems to be a fairly easy troubleshoot for the DIY’ers in the group to at least investigate and fix on their own.
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      jsuthey replied to the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix.
      Hey Diff Kranken, Just curious as to how much you need to engage the CDL as to have to leave it up there? I have never used this, these LC’s seem so powerful without it much as 4lo or a locker or two? What gives, sorry I’m just annoyed by our...
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      jsuthey reacted to Supra88's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I was surprised just how oxidized the motor and the micro switch was. The metal was black and had intermittent continuity when activated. Contact cleaner cleaned it up like new and it works great now. The hardest part is making sure to get the...
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      jsuthey reacted to 2008Sequoia's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I’d be willing to bet 99% of these problems are due to the air breather hose letting moisture in and then the connection between the contacts degrades due to oxidization. I posted a YouTube video that walks you through my pain points. It’s a...
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      jsuthey reacted to linuxgod's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      Doubtful the button is getting bumped. What you're experiencing is EXACTLY what many of us see (myself included). Once the transfer case warms up a bit you can restart the vehicle and the flashing will clear and the CDL will then engage. If...
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      jsuthey reacted to Supra88's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I'd say it's time to pull the actuator and follow the procedure in this thread. I did it in both my actuators and I haven't had any blinking lights since. In my case the micro switch was badly oxidized to the point where I was getting no...
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      jsuthey reacted to 2008Sequoia's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      One of my troubleshooting steps was to unhook the battery leads and tap them together to drain any capacitors in the system to give it a hard reboot. A failing/bad battery as you mention can cause all sorts of gremlin’s to pop up and do weird...
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      jsuthey reacted to radman's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I agree to all this; however, why would the CDL flash on starts when the button hasn’t even been pressed? Is it possible Toyota is using this dash light for a secondary purpose? Apparently someone had gone into a dealer and they knew to use the...
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      jsuthey reacted to TeCKis300's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      Most systems have some boot or BIT (built in test) routine on startup. The CDL system may not try to actuate on startup, but it very likely checks the state of all its inputs for integrity. In cold weather, either due to low voltage and/or...
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      jsuthey reacted to linuxgod's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      It's possible, but I'd say it's a self-test, I suspect. Or rather, it flashes because it's not seeing continuity on power-up, so it assumes the CDL is "missing". low battery would be an interesting answer but the frequency (or infrequency)...
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      jsuthey reacted to radman's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I'll have to check what I have them on, but it has 3 thresholds at 11.3V, 11.8V or 12.1. BIT makes sense. For what it's worth, in my short testing to make the flashing turn off, my assumption is that the battery getting a quick top-off from...
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      jsuthey reacted to linuxgod's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      I'm not gonna say it's not a low battery, but in the list of transfer case system problems/symptoms and suspected areas, low battery never comes up as a potential solution. Also all the troubleshooting docs basically say to confirm voltages are...
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      jsuthey reacted to TeCKis300's post in the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix with Like Like.
      Environmental/temperature is not identified either. Yet we know it's a variable, sort of. A system that is new or in great working condition would have no problems with either. The problem comes when these systems degrade and become marginal...
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      jsuthey replied to the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix.
      Hey radman, The battery is only about 2yrs old. Our LC is a 2014 with around 80k so I replaced the original one with a Napa parts one. Thanks to all of you good cruiser folks out there contributing and putting in the time to figure this annoying...
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      jsuthey replied to the thread Transfer Case Tuneup and Fix.
      Hi all, Been dealing with the blinking CDL light for a while now. Sometimes it comes on with a morning start up and will go away after a short drive after turning truck off and restarting say after getting ⛽️ gas(expensive gas in CA.!!) I have...
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