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Old 06-20-2014, 10:38 PM   #1661
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I had the LS diff on my '07, and it wasn't a sport either.

Susan, On the '05, thru '08, and LS Diff was an option on the SR5 trucks. Not sure why Brian said TRD Sport's only.
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I had the LS diff on my '07, and it wasn't a sport either.

Susan, On the '05, thru '08, and LS Diff was an option on the SR5 trucks. Not sure why Brian said TRD Sport's only.
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So you only need to buy the pump for the transfer case, right?
I've done both the snaked tube method and the pump method.

The pump I bought is cheap and less hassle. By the time you snake all the tubing and connect it all up, you might as well just screw on the pump (I had to use duct tape for a tight seal) and pump.

It took about 2 or 3 minutes. I then soaked the pump overnight in soapy water, and it is ready to use again.

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I had the LS diff on my '07, and it wasn't a sport either.

Susan, On the '05, thru '08, and LS Diff was an option on the SR5 trucks. Not sure why Brian said TRD Sport's only.
I just changed it on my 05 non-TRD Sr5, and it has the LS option. Thanks for the write-up.
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I had the LS diff on my '07, and it wasn't a sport either.

Susan, On the '05, thru '08, and LS Diff was an option on the SR5 trucks. Not sure why Brian said TRD Sport's only.
Thanks Chris.... didn't know that. Maybe update the first post
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Thanks so much for the tutorial and everyone else for sharing their advice because I was a little hesitant, but did this last night and had no problem. I had to buy the 24mm socket and breaker bar, but neither plug gave me any trouble. It definitely looked like it needed changed. So there is now one more thing I know how to do to my truck!
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Thanks so much for the tutorial and everyone else for sharing their advice because I was a little hesitant, but did this last night and had no problem. I had to buy the 24mm socket and breaker bar, but neither plug gave me any trouble. It definitely looked like it needed changed. So there is now one more thing I know how to do to my truck!
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Well...the dealership is supposed to "inspect" the diff oil at 15,000 miles. My truck is there and they better do what I paid for. Will be checking for wrenching marks on the plug when I go to pick it up! I don't trust these stealerships for nothing.
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check out this video

this will explain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LewxaVYNiRk
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Thanks for the awesome write up! I was a little intimidated having never done this before but the step by step gave me the courage to try. I have an 08 2.7L with 105K miles on it and I doubt this service has ever been performed on the truck.

All jobs are remarkably easier with the proper tools and in my case I do not have jack stands or a breaker bar - both would have been very useful for this service. So, laying on my back with very little room to work and a 3/8 ratchet made it extremely difficult to remove the fill plug. I hit it with some PB Blaster and let it sit overnight, hit it with a hammer a few hundred times and tried with all my might to get that sucker off until I was about to give up. Then, while laying in my bed this morning and brainstorming about my predicament I came up with a solution that others may find useful. I placed the ratchet on the drain plug and angled it downward at a 45 degree angle and held it to the plug with the sole of my boot. I then slid the cup of my hydraulic jack under the ratchet and jacked it up.....Ta Da!!! Bolt came loose and I celebrated in amazement.

The oil that came out of that thing was absolutely disgusting: Dark brown, very cloudy and very thick (sludge). So glad I did this and I hope no major damage was done by waiting so long. I didn't see any metal in the oil though. Thanks again for the instructions guys. This forum rocks!
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:14 PM   #1672
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Thanks for the awesome write up! I was a little intimidated having never done this before but the step by step gave me the courage to try. I have an 08 2.7L with 105K miles on it and I doubt this service has ever been performed on the truck.

All jobs are remarkably easier with the proper tools and in my case I do not have jack stands or a breaker bar - both would have been very useful for this service. So, laying on my back with very little room to work and a 3/8 ratchet made it extremely difficult to remove the fill plug. I hit it with some PB Blaster and let it sit overnight, hit it with a hammer a few hundred times and tried with all my might to get that sucker off until I was about to give up. Then, while laying in my bed this morning and brainstorming about my predicament I came up with a solution that others may find useful. I placed the ratchet on the drain plug and angled it downward at a 45 degree angle and held it to the plug with the sole of my boot. I then slid the cup of my hydraulic jack under the ratchet and jacked it up.....Ta Da!!! Bolt came loose and I celebrated in amazement.

The oil that came out of that thing was absolutely disgusting: Dark brown, very cloudy and very thick (sludge). So glad I did this and I hope no major damage was done by waiting so long. I didn't see any metal in the oil though. Thanks again for the instructions guys. This forum rocks!
You might want to double check your seals for leakage and consider putting in a diff breather mod if you put the back wheels in water sometimes.
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Gonna change my fluids sometime this week when it gets delivered. Can't wait to see how bad it is. Don't know if it was ever changed. Bought the truck at 100k. One prior owner, but I put on almost 20k in two years.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:14 AM   #1675
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I ended up buying some Lucas 75-90 synthetic. Is this all right, just wasn't sure about it being synthetic?
Should be fine,
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This may be a stupid question but when you say to replace the fill plug do you mean to get a new one or put the old one back on. Just wanted to make sure before I did this today.
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^^^ Put the old one back on.
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everything worked out fine thanks for the help. It definetly looked like it needed it. When I took out the plug there was a bunch of crud on the end...didn't know if that was normal.

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