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2017 SR5 4X4 Build/Maintenance

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by DavidM310, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Feb 18, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    DavidM310

    DavidM310 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I created this thread to be able to track the progress of my Tacoma with upgrades and maintenance.

    I purchased my Tacoma out of San Antonio, Texas back in June 2017. It is a Silver Sky Metallic SR5 with the 3.5l V6, automatic transmission and tow package.

    The day after purchase
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    First purchase, floor mats since my truck did not come with any...
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    Back seat hammock to protect the seats from my dogs
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    Lluminar Pinnacle 30 window tint for the doors and rear glass. Lluminar Clear film for the windshield
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    Picked up 5 oil filters on Amazon for $25. Metal oil filter canister to replace the plastic canister. Plus a rubber wheel to remove decal adhesive
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    First fill up! Yes I let the gas cap dangle. lol
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    After breaking in the engine with 1,000 miles, took a road trip to AZ. Changed the oil at 1,932 and had to get an alignment since the vehicle started pulling 200 miles before reaching Phoenix. Then drove to Mississipi, putting 5k miles on the Tacoma.
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  2. Feb 18, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    DavidM310

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    Removed all the emblems from the truck
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    Swapped out the interior lights to cool white LEDs as well as reverse lights and license plate lights
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    Xenon Depot 5k HIDs and Morimoto XB LED 5.5k Fog Lights
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    TRD Pro Shifter
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    FN FX PRO wheels 17x8 and BFG KO2 265/70/17 E Load tires
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    OEM TRD PRO Grille
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    Spent many hours detailing the Tacoma
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    DavidM310

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    URD SPEC-U Exhaust
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    Leer 100xr Bed Cap with sliding front glass, 50/50 windows with pet screens, and headliner. Swapped BFG KO2s for Nitto Terra Grappler G2 in standard load
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    I ran 12v power from the battery to the rear of the truck bed. I made this diagram in Photoshop to help with the electrical wiring
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    DavidM310

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    Completed maintenance today now that I hit 20k miles. Here is a step by step guide.


    Engine Oil

    Remove skid plate to access oil filter by removing 4 12mm bolts
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    Remove 14mm drain bolt from oil pan to drain the oil
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    Allow oil to drain
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    Remove oil filter drain cover with a 3/8" extension
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    Use a 5/8" ID tube and secure it over the oil filter drain adapter
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    Allow filter oil to drain out of the tube
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    Use TOY640 Filter Wrench to remove the oil filter canister
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    Metal oil filter canister with Toyota filter part # 04152-YZZA1
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    Filter pre-oiled with new canister gasket
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    Oil filter canister back in place with drain gasket in place
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    Oil filter drain cover back on
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    Oil drain plug with new washer Toyota part # 90430-12031
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    Oil drain plug back in the pan
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    Remove oil filler cap
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    Fill with 0W-20 oil Toyota part # 00279-0WQTE-01 or GF-5 equivalent. 6.1qts oil capacity without tow package and 6.2qts with tow package
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    Run engine to circulate oil. Shut off engine, remove and wipe oil dipstick, allow 5 minutes before checking oil level
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    Front Differential

    Remove 10mm Hex fill plug first followed by 10mm hex drain plug

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    Drain front differential gear oil
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    Front differential drain plug with new copper flat gasket part # 90430-24003 and fill plug with new steel crush gasket part # 12157-10010
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    Reinstall drain plug, and add 1.6qts of Toyota part #08885-02506 or 75w-85 GL-5 equivalent differential gear oil
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    Reinstall fill plug once filling differential is complete
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  5. Feb 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Rear Differential

    Remove 24mm fill plug first followed by 24mm drain plug
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    Drain rear differential gear oil

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    Fill plug and drain plug with new steel crush washers part #12157-10010

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    Reinstall drain plug, and add 3.1-4.2 qts of Toyota part #08885-02506 or 75w-85 GL-5 equivalent differential gear oil, reinstall fill plug
    *Check manual for identification of rear differential and gear oil capacity*

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    Transfer Gear Oil

    -Remove 24mm fill plug first followed by 24mm drain plug
    -Allow transfer gear oil to drain
    -Install aluminum flat gasket part # 90430-A0003 on drain and fill plug
    -Reinstall drain plug
    -Fill transfer case with 1.1 qts of Toyota part # 08885-81080

    -Reinstall fill plug
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    Transmission Fluid Check

    There is a large thread about 3rd Gen Tacomas rolling out the factory 1-2 qts short on transmission fluid. I have created the following steps to show how to check transmission fluid without TechStream or any other OBD2 software.

    Locate the transmission fill plug on the passenger side of the transmission
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    Here is a better view. It will have "WS" on the bolt head
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    I pumped 1qt of Toyota part # 00289-ATFWS and reinstalled the fill plug
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    -With the vehicle off, stick a paper clip together in the OBD2 connector port #4 and #13.

    -Top row from left to right #1-8.
    -Bottom row from left to right #9-16.
    -Press and hold the brake pedal and turn the engine on.
    -If you did this correctly, you will see indicator lights blinking on the tach when you turn the engine on.

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    -Move shifter from P to S slowly and from S back to P
    -Move shifter back and forth between N and D at an interval of less than 1.5 seconds
    -You have entered the "Automatic Transmission Fluid Temperature Detection Mode" when the D indicator remains illuminated for more than 2 seconds
    -Move the shifter from N to P
    -Release brake pedal
    -Remove the paper clip
    -Allow the engine to idle to raise transmission fluid temperature
    -The D indicator will come on again when the transmission temperature has reached 95° F
    -The D indicator will blink when the temperature is above 113° F
    -The temperature range to check the transmission fluid is between 95°-113° F
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    -Once the D indicator illuminates, remove the 5mm hex fluid check plug, allow fluid to drain to a drip. Once the fluid is at a drip, reinstall 5mm hex check plug, turn the engine off, fluid check is complete
    -If the D indicator starts blinking, you are out of fluid adjustment range, reinstall check plug and turn the engine off, allow transmission to cool and reattempt once the fluid is below 95° F

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    Grease Propeller Shaft

    Pre June/July 2016 4X4 Tacomas will have 5 zerk fittings for the driveshaft (propeller shaft) u-joints. 2 zerk fittings for the front and 3 for the rear. Post June/July 2016 4x4 Tacomas will only have 2 zerk fittings located in the front driveshaft. The rear driveshaft is now a sealed unit. 2WD do not have zerk fittings as they are a sealed unit. My Tacoma is a 2017 and will only have 2 zerk fittings.

    Front driveshaft zerk fitting. Turn driveshaft by hand to the 7 o'clock position for easier access
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    Connect grease gun to zerk fitting and fill cavity until new colored grease is purged from all bearing seals
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    Remove 2 12mm bolts and remove cover to access the rear zerk on the front driveshaft
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    Turn driveshaft by hand to the 7 o'clock position for easier access
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    Connect grease gun to zerk fitting and fill cavity until new colored grease is purged from all bearing seals

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    Phoosa I never saw nothing.

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    Detailed....I like it.
     
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    subd! Those are perfect instructions!
     
  10. Feb 18, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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    Love the attention to detail!
     
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    Sweet build. The camper and wheels look great.

    I'm sure this info is out there but I'm curious what off-road features the SR5 package comes with? Do you have a locker/a-trac?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Thank you!

    The SR5 model can be purchased in 4x4, it does not come with a rear locker/A-TRAC/MTS. If you are looking for more off-road friendly/ready, then perhaps the OR model will suit you better. It comes with Bilstein 4600 series shocks, rear locker/A-TRAC/MTS and I believe the rear end is 8.5” vs 8”. The OR model also comes in 6MT. Those are the off-road features + accesory upgrades.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    what brand and size is that? i need one for our truck.. the one i have was fine for th eoutback but doesn't fit our tacoma.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    This is exactly what I was looking for. I’m new to DIY stuff for my 2016 sr5 rwd. Do I need to utilize a torque wrench and specs for the rear differential fill plug and drain plug? Thanks
     
  16. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Great write up!
     
  17. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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    Saw your truck on Craigslist. I’m in Temple too. Not sure how I’ve never seen you. If I can ask, why are you selling? You’re truck is very well modded.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Good info here, nice.
     
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