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2006 tacoma rear axle leaking seal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bradleyswine, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Apr 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    bradleyswine

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    I was wondering if somebody knew what the part numbers were for the rear axle.

    I have a double cab, 4x4, automatic, v6, positraction, 6 bolt hubs.

    The drive shaft seal is leaking on the axle. Since there is a leak I may also change the axle seals and gaskets.

    A nice schematic with part numbers would be great.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    white08gt

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    are you talking about the pinion seal? after replacing my pinion seal the rearend went out soon after. keep an eye on it, to get the seal you had to buy a kit with a new bearing and crush sleeve. I ended up having to replace whole chunk from the junkyard. dealer wanted $1800. still cost be $400 with exchange plus gasket and rearend fluid. are you lifted, if you are and didn't use axle shims to keep driveshaft in alignment it could just be worn and a new seal will fix it. do not use impact wrench to remove nut.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    What indeed. You can order the seal individually, you'd be hard pressed to remove that nut without an impact as well. Most people count the number of threads and return it back to that position. You'll probably want a new nut though.

    Also, check for play in the pinion. Don't bother replacing the axle seals. Just the pinion seal.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Oh and did you mess up the pinion bearings preload putting it back together? Could that be why it failed?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    Factory original axle seals and bearings. finally wore out.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    I am the original owner and the seals are original equipment.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    I think he was commenting about the poster below.


     
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