Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Inspection

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
vtman 908 [OP] vtman 908 is offline
Member
vtman 908 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2010, #38200
Gender: Male
Posts: 37
vtman 908's Tacoma Gallery
Inspection

Today, I went to get my 01 tacoma inspected and it failed inspection embarrassingly. The main reason was because the rear seals were leakin oil on the brakes. Is this a common thing that happens in the trucks?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
Wag More Bark Less
Simon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shedSimon's Mom is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Simon's Mom's Avatar
Army: Retired 1983-2007 Signal O4
Name: Judy or Jude :)
Joined: Apr 2007, #1297
Location: SBurl Vermont
Gender: Chick
Posts: 8,193
Simon's Mom's Tacoma Gallery
I believe so, here is a bump maybe others will chime it. I will you the best in getting it fixed and inspected.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:37 AM   #3
Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)
AeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shedAeroCooper is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Apr 2010, #35400
Location: VT
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,820
AeroCooper's Tacoma Gallery
I don't know if it's specifically common to Tacomas, but it's not uncommon in a 10 year old vehicle. It shouldn't be too big of a deal to get that taken care of.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 06:04 AM   #4
BIG DADDY
brutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrutalguyracing is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
brutalguyracing's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #19000
Location: F.U> GUYZ
Age: 84
Gender: Male
Posts: 24,007
brutalguyracing's Tacoma Gallery
do you mean your wheel cyliders are leaking???
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
saweetlou will become famous soon enough
 
saweetlou's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2010, #33266
Location: Guelph Ontario
Gender: Male
Posts: 183
saweetlou's Tacoma Gallery
Ha mine were gone too, no biggie its a pretty easy job, just hope the brake lines come off and you will be good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
Resident MMA Fanatic
SlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shedSlimDigg is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SlimDigg's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2010, #42613
Location: Calgary, AB
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,437
SlimDigg's Tacoma Gallery
This was the exact reason my 01 failed inspection as well. They wanted 1300 to fix it. I used my uncles mechanics (read: free) to do it, but I had to take the axle to toyota to press apart. Ended up costing 900. DO THE REAR DIFF BREATHER MOD.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 05:03 AM   #7
Senior Member
saweetlou will become famous soon enough
 
saweetlou's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2010, #33266
Location: Guelph Ontario
Gender: Male
Posts: 183
saweetlou's Tacoma Gallery
The main reason the seal goes is because the diff breather gets plugged or sealed, so its always a good idea to get under there and make sure the diff breather cap moves.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 05:16 AM   #8
Senior Member
shocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to beholdshocker01 is a splendid one to behold
 
shocker01's Avatar
Name: Gordon
Joined: Apr 2010, #35282
Location: Ky
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 132
shocker01's Tacoma Gallery
I blew a seal on my 01, of course from pulling a camper 65-70mph through the mountains. It's an easy fix but remember to pick up a bottle of brake fluid if you diy, your gonna have to do quite a bit of bleeding when you get everything put back together.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 05:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
Whitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shedWhitfield is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Whitfield's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2009, #14979
Location: Central Virginia
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Posts: 278
Whitfield's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by saweetlou View Post
The main reason the seal goes is because the diff breather gets plugged or sealed, so its always a good idea to get under there and make sure the diff breather cap moves.

This can't be stressed enough. The diff has to breath ~ with heat the oil and gasses expand then cool contract.


Want to fix it on the cheap?

Most likely your seals are not bad but the internal pressure from poor venitng is just pushing oil past them. Pull the rear brakes and clean them up well (replace if necessary). Clean the drum / backing plate and around the rear hub. DO the breather mod and then go for reinspect. Damaged seals generally only come with age (not likely) / dirt mud contamination (still rare on somthin this new) / or bad bearings (again not likely) .


How were your brakes before inspection? How did the feel? How did they stop? Good / Good = clean and go.


**** One note of caution !!!! Often brake shoe replacment is necessary as oil gets absorbed into the friction material. Dry shoes work better...


On the other hand if you are thinking of this quick fix but doubt the conditon of your seals then just clean up the oil and drive it for a week or two then reinspect. Some auto cross guys have ben known to grease the rear brakes to vary brake proportioing in stock classes that do not alow adjustable units. Even with those cars the grease is only a temporary fix before the brakes come back to regular force.
I have a fleet of 20+ year old vehicles that tow up to 10k# hwy and see heavy mud with original seals and no leak.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safety Inspection MrGrimm Hawaii 10 03-06-2011 04:29 PM
need to pass inspection johnny230 1st Gen. Tacomas 2 08-04-2010 11:56 AM
The final inspection Packman73 Military 6 07-28-2010 05:06 PM
inspection dilemma wildjerseyfirefighter 1st Gen. Tacomas 11 03-29-2010 07:44 AM
Failed Inspection VixTacom 1st Gen. Tacomas 4 11-09-2009 11:46 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.