If youre comfortable changing your own oil, this is something you can tackle without any specialty tools. Step 3: Remove Drain bolt using the 10 mm hex bit. The sound increases with speed. I have used it for years in my Tacoma transfer case and plan on using it in my new 4Runner. I wouldn't qualify as a driver in extreme conditions, but I would want to change all those oils at some point. Step 3: allow time to fully drain. The technician also said that it is a risk to drive the vehicle and is possibly unsafe to keep driving.
If you have a bad leak. I read down below that between 30,000 - 60,000 miles depending upon driving conditions. Now turn the tire in the air through 2 full revolutions, while counting the revolutions that the driveshaft makes. While the oil completely drains, grab the shop rags and clean the fill and drain plugs, removing all the gunk and accumulated metal shavings. But what about people who are not mechanically inclined or who are completely unaware?.
Let the excess spill out until it stops. I suggest you actually have someone examine it. Step 3 — Replace axle seals With the rear brake drum assembly out of the way and the drive shaft out, it's time to replace bearing seals. Removing the fill plug first will allow the fluid to drain freely and quickly. There are 4 bolts that you will have to remove to access the front differential. This will warm up the thick gear lube and allow it to flow more easily. Includes: Carrier Bearings and Races, Pinion Bearings and Races, Pinion Seal, Complete Shim Kit, Ring Gear Bolts, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Oil Baffles, Slingers.
Step 6: Clean fill bolt, replace crush washer, and tighten to 27ftlbs Overall, this is a pretty easy task as long as you buy all the parts first and have a good plan going in. Many have used this weight with no issues that have been a direct result of improper fluid weight. Questions or Comments, leave them below! At that point it could still be a wheel bearing or someting, but by listening through a screwdriver or mechanics headset you should be able to zoom in on the actual location. If you end up replacing the 3rd member, it may be possible to prove that it was set up incorrectly at the factory by the wear pattern on the gears. There's a lot of things that can cause noises at the rear of the truck, and it can be hard to determine the source sometimes, as it can be transmitted thru the driveshaft, etc. The contact noticed that the oil was leaking from the rear differential. For better accuracy, you can use say 10 or 20 revolutions and then divide your drive shaft revolutions to get the gear ratio.
If your that concerned about doing it read the manual and move in Toyota's recommendation by 10,000 miles. From my research the issue is there are soft metal bushings in the Toyota transfer case that may become damaged over time if using a fluid with high phosphate content. If you raise the rear end of the truck to get to it, but not the front too, the angle might make it appear a little low. This issue will cause the gear oil to drop below the required level causing differential failure or lock up and at highway speeds could be disastrous. By - February 22, 2016 This article applies to the Toyota Tacoma 1996-2015.
Step 4: allow time to fully drain. I think the interval is 30-50k miles. The rest of the differential housing is made of thicker, heavier gauge metal and seems ok. This is a huge problem with the model car, and Toyota really needs to issue a recall on the differential unit!!! Get it up on a hoist and locate the noise with the truck idling in gear if it will make the noise under those circumstances, or even just turning the wheels or driveshaft by hand. Includes: Carrier bearings and races, pinion bearings and races, pinion seal, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, crush sleeve, oil baffles, slingers.
Reinstall the drain plug along with the appropriate crush washer and torque to spec. I've got Lucas Oil synthetic in mine. Note that you may get different readings on the gear ratio with the above methods. Attached are notes from the dealer's maintenance engineer, citing rusted cross member bolts and other components interfering with necessary repairs. It might be a really easy-to-solve problem. Hand tighten the fill plug and new gasket followed by torquing down the plug to Toyota specifications.
The first big decision is what oil to use. The 4- and 6-cyl gears will run on the coast side in the front axle, likewise, a high-pinion, reverse-cut differential will run on the coast side in a rear axle application. But as a test, I put the vehicle in 4Wheel high for a short test to see what would happen. Talking over the phone is not productive. Use wrench to remove brake line.
They once again take it off, and so far it hasn't refroze. If the differential is still installed inside an axle, then assuming you have open differentials, lift one wheel on the axle in question off the ground. To install is the reverse, back in, lower the and align the cover top, remove the bars and install the bolts. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-886-2815. It is obvious that Toyota used inferior metal to manufacturer these parts. There is no other rust under the vehicle except for the pumpkin housing.
Replace the washer on the fill plug, reinstall and tighten it. The front differential takes a 10mm hex key, be careful to not round off the plugs. Love this stuff, caution do not breath the vapor whew-70's flash backs but bad for lungs lol 2- good time to use black farm implement paint for the front skid plate! This is a reasonable interval for the weekend warrior to keep their driveline healthy. Once the differential is full, set the fill plug:. The main drawback is that since the transmission pan is not dropped, the 4Runner's wire mesh filter cannot be cleaned and the magnets in the pan cannot be inspected and cleaned.