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2002 Tacoma Prerunner ex cab TRD Locking Rear Differential

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by masonrules, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Jul 10, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    masonrules

    masonrules [OP] Member

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    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA 92240
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    2002 Toyata Tacoma Extra cab Prerunner TRD
    FRONT LIFT AND HELLWIG SPRINGS FOR REAR
    Hello Everyone!

    I am going to need my locking rear differential overhauled or replaced. I can't afford to do it right now and I don't drive the truck much. The differential is NOT leaking but when I had it changed, my mechanic showed me bits of metal shrapnel in the fluid. Any suggestions for not making it worse? ie, Should I change the fluid and keep plenty of fluid in it? All feedback is more than welcome!

    Mason
     
  2. Jul 11, 2020 at 3:05 AM
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    Wyoming09

    Wyoming09 Well-Known Member

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    Simple Don`t drive it .

    Are you talking just tiny pieces or good size chunks ??

    Unless you plan to just replace the differential when it fails completely.

    The bad part it only takes a small broken part to lock up the differential
     
  3. Jul 11, 2020 at 3:12 AM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    What’s the gear ratio? I’ve got a 4.10 rear third member for sale here in the Bay Area.
     

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