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'05 Transmission Seal Problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by enjikari, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    enjikari

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    Hello again everyone. I've had this issue since I bought my Tacoma (so, a couple'a months now). After searching this site (and possibly finding a TSB - would like confirmation if the tranny seal TSB relates to 2005 models), I post this because I've replaced said seal twice and still having issues.

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    As you can see in these pictures, I apparently have a rear transaxle (correct term?) seal leak. Looks like a small amount but this picture was taken today, and the amount of fluid visible has been slightly greater before; I've wiped it clean a few times to verify the leak is still there. I purchased a replacement seal from my local O'reilly, and the leak persisted. Replaced the seal with the same seal (thinking the seal I bought was defective) and yet the leak is still there. I have a friend who suggested buying an OEM seal and perhaps that will fix it, but I figured before I did the replacement work again (and possibly needing to buy more WS ATF) I'd present this problem to you fine people to get advice/feedback/suggestions. Any help would be greatly apprciated.

    Also: may or may not be related, but I've noticed all this discoloration in these areas and wondering if it's normal?

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  2. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    Many apologies, as I certainly hate selfishly bumping my own thread, but doing so in hopes someone would lend a fellow some knowledge and help. Would greatly appreciate it, thank you kindly.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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    53 views and not one reply? I'm getting the feeling maybe I've posted in the wrong? If so, many apologies. I did search the forum, however. On a scale of 1-10, I'm about a 3 on the mechanical side, lol. Last bump for me, any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    I have not had the issue with the tranny seal. What discoloration are you seeing, do you have any pictures? Or are you talking about the second square on the trans fluid pan (that is not a technical term)?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    Honestly from my othe4r seal replecements experience. if your seal leaks again I would get prop shaft checked and replace bearing that supports output shaft
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 2:48 AM
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    I am talking about the trans fluid pan, from the looks of the picture

    I'll look into that option, thanks.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    I believe that seal has been upgraded from the 05 OEM. Is the one you got a new version with two lips or the old one with a single lip?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    Hmmm.... honestly don't know, friend. A friend of mine was supposed to help me replace the seal, but he ended up doing it himself (perfectionist and all, it's all good). It was a National seal, one of the 4 on this page:

    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/s...year=2005&make=Toyota&model=Tacoma&vi=1431543

    As for the double-lip, I think I remember reading something about that on one of the TSB pages, but I was unclear weather that was for my specific truck or not. If so, I'll purchase the double-lip type and replace it asap. I'm just looking for a confirmation :)
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Yes,

    I just did this myself, but I bought the OEM replacement part. On the TSB it states there is a new seal, a double lipped one and a part #. update part 90311-40034
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Thank you kindly, SurfnWolf. That's what I thought I was reading in the TSB. Just wanted to make sure B4 I put the wrong part on. I'll get one ordered and have it replaced asap. Next step: checking and possibly adding WS ATF. I'll keep this thread updated. Might be some time tho. Thanks again! :headbang:
     
  11. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Can anyone please breifly tell me how to replace the seal?

    thanks!
     
  12. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    But you already replaced seal before so there is something else wrong. Your truck is pre-runner so I would look realy carefull at driveshaft and u-joints, also I am pretty sure there is bearing behind the seal it may need replacing too. I would do it right so you dont have to replace the seal so often.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    I had to replace mine 2 times as well. The first time (IN August) there was a different seal part number, and this last time (Yesterday) once again, another part number. Seems this is/has been an issue on a few Tacomas. The new seal is a much better one, so we'll see how long this lasts.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Any HOW TO on the seal replacement?

    thanks!
     
  15. Feb 8, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Curious to see the info on here. Just noticed that I have the exact same leak. :(
     
  16. Feb 8, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    On the how to, Im sure Chris would be more of an expert, as I was just assisting a friend, however..we had to drop the whole shaft down, from the rear, to the middle carriage bearing, and pull it out...to replace the seal....once replaced, we drained and refilled with WS at fluid.
     
  17. Mar 6, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    I bought mine new back in 05 and had the same drip. Brought it in to get fixed six times. They kept telling me it was fixed or nothing wrong and of course you can't check the fluid. I can't remember how many times they replaced the seal, at least twice along with some insulator. Then they replaced Type T oil seal extension housing and it still leaked. It was finally fixed when they replaced the drive shaft assembly w/ inter shift R&R and shaft assembly proplle and seal, what ever all that was. I think it was everything after the transmission. Toyota has a Technical Service Bulletin on it #00106 for the 2 wheel drive.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    I found the same leak today after washing the truck. Now I have to take it into the dealer friday to get fixed.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    As you can see from what I had done they tried fixing a little at a time until they replaced everything. I was lucky and everything was under the warranty. If yours isn't and they want to charge big bucks, reference the Technical Service Bulletin on it #00106. They know they have a defect and should cover it.

    Good luck
     
  20. Jul 13, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Every fucking seal possible was replaced under drivetrain warranty on my old preowned 05 ac prerunner that I had from 51k thru 88k and no, it wasn't offroaded or constantly dogged out or flailed upon, quite the reverse......rear main, front timing cover and crank seal, o rings in the timing cover, rear axle seals. I even had to pay for steering rack to be rebuilt because of leaky seals. OP that would be tailshaft seal. They did that one too on the 05. Seems to be the exception not the rule according to folks here but doesn't suck any less. Not surprised by your situation tho. Good luck. So far so good with my "new" 08..........it has bumper to bumper not just drivetrain warranty FTW and has 53k on it. Hoping for better luck with this one.
     
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