Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?

Mechanical questions about the Toyota Granvia
Ric220
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Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?

Postby Ric220 » 25 Sep 2017, 17:12

Hi. I'm REALLY struggling to find a front prop shaft for my '96 4x4 Granvia after mine snapped at the UJ. Have tried everywhere including BBC Spares. I desperately need to get mobile and I wondered whether I can drive it as it is for a couple of weeks? I know in the long term it's a no-no but how about short term? Would really appreciate some advice. Thanks a lot.

Richard
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Re: Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?

Postby Richard » 25 Sep 2017, 18:42

Don't drive it with just one disconnected drive shaft! If you apply torque to just one front wheel, the effect on the steering could be dangerous. Certainly, if you had an accident, your insurance company would have an easy option to decline any claim.

Having only a 2wd Granvia, I'm not familiar with what would be the effect on the transfer-gearbox of disconnecting the drive to the front axle (or removing the remaining front half-shaft). There must be plenty of advice available on converting a 4wd Toyota to 2wd....

Ric220
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Re: Can I drive my 4x4 temporarily as 2wd?

Postby Ric220 » 25 Sep 2017, 19:44

Thanks for responding Richard. It's the transfer box to front differential prop shaft that's bust, not a drive shaft. I'm wondering whether I can get the broken prop repaired given it's the UJ pin that's broken rather than the shaft itself. I'm guessing it will need balancing again - does anyone know?


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