Originally Posted by amcford
OK, the Tacoma I was looking at was at a local Toyota dealer. It was just traded in, not cleaned up or checked out. I took it for a 10+ mile drive, seemed OK. The salesman said they won't sell it until they go over it completely. The truck has a new Pennsylvania state inspection, done a few weeks ago, & they are pretty strict.
Anyways, the salesman calls me this afternoon & says they won't sell the truck, their mechanic found a problem with the rear differential, & they won't fix it or sell it to the public, they will wholesale it thru an auction only.
I'm glad they were honest about it, I couldn't hear any unusual noises from the rear, & there was no leakage.
So, are rear differential problems common on Tacoma???
Seems like more then a rear differential if its going to auction but at least they were good about it...as far as i know there are not problems with the rear differential on this site but im sure there are a few incidents just not common occurences