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15K maintenance

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by EGtaco, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just passed 15K on my 2009 taco and the book says I need a 15K checkup. What do i really need to do? Is there something I can do at home or do I need to take the truck to the shop? I think the book says I need to lube the 4wd shaft....how the heck do I do it?

    Also, I was wondering what you all use when you replace the differential fluids and transmission fluid. Is there anything "better" than the toyota fluids? In the past I have always gone to the dealership to have the maintenance done but they are so freaking expensive for routine maintenance.
     
  2. May 4, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Dont worry about the tranny. The auto is good for along time. There is a write up on the diff on here, and the Drive shaft just needs a shot of grease if it has grease zerks along it.
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco Well-Known Member

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    Mines due in the next week or two. Subscribed.:)
     
  4. May 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Only thing to really do for the 15K service is :
    Change engine oil and filter
    replace air filter (If needed)
    Replace Diff oil (F&R if 4x4)
    Replace tranny fluid (If manual tranny)
    replace transfer case oil (if 4x4)
    Lube drive shaft (if 4x4)

    If the rear diff is an Limited slip diff (Off Road trucks need not apply), use LS addative.
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    just saw the write up...thanks for the info. Looks easy enough for an idiot like me to do.
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Here you go. I just put 3qts of Mobil1 75w-90 in my rear diff this weekend for the 30k mile maint. All in it was $37 (b/c I had to purchase a 24mm socket).


    Edit: Damn... Guess you already found the thread. Oh well...
     
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