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1st gen diff seal replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by isonhood84, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    isonhood84

    isonhood84 [OP] Member

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    i have a 2002, and i am installing my lift on it. Well i knew that my drivers side diff seal was leaking a little bit, not much but still leaking. So i was just gonna wait and install a new one when i dropped the front diff out. Well i Cant seem to get the housing out where the cv axle bearing slide into it. i called toyota and they said it should just slide right out, but it sure didn't i tried prying on it and still nothing. wondering if anyone know what the magic touch is to doing the seal replacement or was i just not grabbing the balls and prying hard enough. any help would be greatly appriciated thanks
     
  2. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Rebeltac

    Rebeltac hillbilly ways, outlaw style

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    i just did mine about a week ago. i used a slide hammer puller to get the seal out. is that what you are talking about? or the cv axle?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    isonhood84

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    im talking about the back housing for the cv axle. you know you got your first boot and your second boot closest to the diff, well i tooke the clip off around the boot thinking there might be something inside it holding it in, and didn't see or feel anything, but it is the housing that i can't get out,
     
  4. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    isonhood84

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    I figured it out, it was just a little hard than i thought i would be, but actually pryed on it a little harder today and got it out. pretty simple, now i feel like a tard for even asking about it,
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Rebeltac

    Rebeltac hillbilly ways, outlaw style

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    for mine i downloaded the factory service manual. very helpful it will show you how to take your whole truck apart:)
     
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