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2nd Gen DIY Maintenance Quick Reference Guide

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlackBeerd, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    BlackBeerd

    BlackBeerd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If you are like me, you sometimes forget the right tool or the torque spec for a certain maintenance item on your truck because it's either been too long, or you've consumed a few too many beers since the last time. So I thought I'd compile a list of the most common maintenance items for DIYers doing maintenance on their 2nd Gen Tacomas.

    More in-depth walk through's are provided in the form of links at the bottom of each sub-section.

    The list below is based off of the 2010 Tacoma 4.0L V6 Automatic 4x4, as this is what I drive and what I am familiar with. Other motors and vehicles may be similar, but also may not match the info listed here. Use your own discretion.

    **I make every effort to relay correct information, but please double check your efforts and search these forums or the internet if you run into an issue. I am not an expert mechanic, just a tinkerer who likes to learn about our trucks.

    Also, double check my work and recommend fixes or suggestions for new content. I will make updates to the list as necessary.

    References:

    For a full list of torque and disassembly diagrams for the 2nd Gen Tacoma, go here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-torque-spec-guide.318116/


    Owner's Manual:

    Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen Owner's Manual

    Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen Owner's Manual Maintenance Data

    Downloadable PDF's of this list with better formatting:

    Preview of the Quick Maintenance Guide - Online version PDF:
    QRGuidePreview.jpg

    Online version with links to guides and how-to's:

    2nd Gen Tacoma Quick Ref Guide PDF

    Print version to place in glove box (no links):

    2nd Gen Tacoma Quick Ref Guide PDF - Print

    Skid Plates

    Front Skid - Engine

    Tools:
    12mm Socket - 4 bolts - 2 front, 2 rear

    Mid Skid - IFS/Transfer Case

    Tools:
    12mm Socket - 4 bolts - 2 front, 2 rear



    Fluids -- Engine


    Oil Change (Motor)

    Recommended Interval:
    Synthetic
    - 5,000 - 8,000 miles or 6 months
    Dino - 3,000 - 5,000 miles or 3 months
    It's recommended to use a new plug gasket EVERY CHANGE

    Tools:
    14mm socket wrench
    Oil filter wrench - 73mm/Medium Size/Adjustable

    Torque Spec:
    Drain Plug - 30 lb-ft
    Oil Filter - Hand tight, then add 1/4 turn

    Parts:
    Oil filter - P/N 90915-YZZD3
    Oil plug gasket - P/N 90430-12031
    5.5 quarts of oil - 0w20, 5w30, 10w30 - Choose your flavor
    Air filter - P/N 17801-0P010

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4-0l-1gr-2nd-gen-oil-change-guide.11201/#post-124480



    Coolant


    Recommended Interval:
    100k miles or 10 years
    then every 50k or 5 years
    Tools:
    10mm socket
    Needle Nose pliers

    Parts:
    2 gallons Toyota 50/50 Long Life Coolant - P/N 00272SLLC2

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/coolant-drain-and-fill.219755/



    Brakes

    Recommended Interval:
    30-60k miles or 3-5 years

    Tools:
    10mm socket or box wrench

    1/4" clear tubing
    Bottle

    Parts:
    1 liter DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid


    More Info:
    https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/diy-brake-fluid-replacement-flush.418170/


    Power Steering

    Recommended Interval:
    30-50k miles or 3-5 years

    Tools:
    Needle nose pliers


    Parts:
    2 quarts Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/power-steering-fluid-flush.396536/

    Drivetrain

    Transmission - Automatic

    Recommended Interval:
    50-100k miles

    Tools:
    24mm socket
    14mm socket
    5mm Allen Wrench
    Hand Pump

    Torque Spec:
    Drain Plug 21 ft./lb DO NOT OVER-TORQUE (YOU'LL STRIP THE PAN/ BOLT)
    Overflow Plug - 15 ft./lb
    Refill Plug - 29 ft./lb


    Parts:
    Drain and Fill - 3 quarts Toyota WS ATF fluid 00289-ATFWS
    Full Flush - **13+ quarts
    Fill Plug Crush Gasket - P/N 35178-30010
    Drain Plug Crush Gasket - P/N 35178-30010

    More Info:
    Drain and Refill - https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-drain-refill-automatic-transmission.63851/

    Full Flush - https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/diy-full-flush-for-automatic-transmission.68462/


    Rear Differential

    Recommended Interval:
    30k miles

    Tools:
    24mm socket
    Hand Pump

    Torque Spec:
    Fill Plug - 36 Ft-Lb
    Drain Plug - 36 Ft-Lb

    Parts:
    3 quarts gear oil - 75w90, 80w90, 75w140
    Fill Plug Gasket - P/N 12157-10010
    Drain Plug Gasket - P/N 12157-10010


    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/changing-differential-fluid-a-step-by-step-how-to.24545/


    Front Differential

    Recommended Interval:
    30k miles

    Tools:
    10mm Allen Wrench
    Hand Pump

    Torque Specs:
    Fill Plug - 29 lb-ft
    Drain Plug - 48 lb-ft

    Parts:
    1.6 quarts gear oil - 75w90, 80w90

    Drain Plug Gasket - P/N 90430-24003
    Fill Plug Gasket - P/N 12157-10010

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-diff-and-transfer-case-oil-change-howto.147631/


    Transfer Case

    Recommended Interval:
    30k miles

    Tools:
    24mm socket
    Hand Pump

    Torque Spec:
    Fill Plug - 27 lb-ft
    Drain Plug - 27 lb-ft

    Parts:
    1.1 quarts gear oil- 75w90, 80w90
    Fill Plug Gasket - P/N 90430-18008
    Drain Plug Gasket - P/N 90430-18008

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-diff-and-transfer-case-oil-change-howto.147631/


    Grease Driveshaft

    Recommended Interval:
    5-10k miles

    Tools:
    Grease gun with zerk fitting

    2 zerks on front driveshaft (can rotate the shaft by hand to access zerks)
    3 zerks on rear driveshaft

    Parts:

    Lucas Red n' Tacky #2 Grease

    More Info:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/drive-shaft-lube-points-2nd-gen-4wd.225161/

    Engine

    Disconnect Battery/Remove/Replace Battery


    Tools:
    10mm socket


    Parts:
    New Battery - Sears Die Hard Platinum (aka Odyssey), Optima Yellow Top, Optima Red Top
    Terminal Protector Goo


    Clean Mass Air Flow Sensor

    Recommended Interval:
    5-30k miles

    Tools:
    Philips Screwdriver

    Parts:
    Only use CRC Mass Airflow Sensor Cleaner to do this

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2009-2nd-gen-maf-cleaning.530945/

    Clean Throttle Body

    Recommended Interval:
    20-30k miles

    Tools:
    10mm socket
    12mm socket
    Brush

    Torque Spec:
    Throttle Body Bolts - 9 ft-lb

    Parts:
    CRC Throttle Body Cleaner
    Throttle Body Gasket - P/N 22271-0P010

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-throttle-body-cleaning-2005-v6.94203/


    Spark Plugs

    Recommended Interval:
    30k miles

    Tools:
    12mm socket
    10mm socket
    Extensions
    5/8" Spark Plug Socket
    Electrical Tape
    Spark Plug Gapper
    Needle Nose Pliers

    Torque Spec:
    Spark Plugs - 15 ft-lb
    Spark Plug Gap Range - .039" to .044"

    Parts:
    6x Denso Spark Plugs - #K20HR-U11 (Toyota P/N 90919-01235)
    Anti-Seize

    More Info:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-spark-plug-change-1-gr-fe.30479/

    Replace PCV

    Recommended Interval:
    30-50k miles

    Tools:
    19mm Deep Socket

    Torque Spec:
    PCV - 20 ft-lb

    Parts:
    PCV Valve - P/N 12204-31030

    More Info:
    http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/...Engine-PCV-Valve-Replacement-Guide/index.html


    Misc

    Cabin Air Filter

    Recommended Interval:
    5-15k miles

    Tools:
    Hands

    Parts:

    TYC cabin air filter P/N 87139-YZZ09

    More Info:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/keep-it-fresh-change-your-cabin-air-filter.187547/
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    sweet thanks! Saving this post for good!
     
  3. Jun 28, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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    baboltin 190k and counting

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    This is pretty cool
    Thank you
     
  4. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    Awesome post, thanks!
     
  5. Aug 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    New here ,Thanks for this post!
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    What brake fluid? I do not see anything mentioned and I didn't drive my truck today so I can't look in the manual.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    Hmm, I can update it with some info later today.
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    Great post. I've got a 4.0L PreRunner but assuming, most is all the same as 4x4. I just hit 100K Miles on my 2010 DBL Cab Taco TRD Sport PreRunner. What's really the smartest Spark Plugs to run? Any changes I should do with my Oil choice also? Royal Purple 10-30, thoughts on that choice? Thanks fella's. I'm currently living in Western Belgium. No toyota dealerships anywhere close to me either.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    jamiec Man who keep hands in pockets feel cocky all day

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    Good thread! I'm sure this will help out many
     
  11. Mar 28, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    Awesome post. Do you think you could include maintenance intervals for each item?
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    Updated with intervals and part links.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    Beat me to it.

    I have my Tacoma Maintenance Survival doc with this info and the how to threads. I was planning on posting it but now there’s no need!


    This needs to be a sticky.

    @BlackBeerd , you are now obligated to maintain the first post with updated information for the rest of your natural life!!

    Thanks for taking this on!!
     
  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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  16. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    Suggestion- move the drivetrain zerk info up under Drivetrain Fluids section. Remove Fluids from this section and just keep Drivetrain. Add the possible removal of the little plate by the third (maybe second) u-joint - 2 10 mm bolts.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    That's what I have you guys for. To help me do all the legwork.

    Updated and moved. Do you have more info on the small plate by the driveshaft?
     
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  18. Aug 27, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    I never replied to this, but I'll answer for future taco maintainees that may come here seeking help:

    From the reading I've done, everyone seems to recommend the Denso spark plugs listed in the first post. You can also get NGK. These are the plugs that come in our trucks. It seems you can buy these at auto parts stores, though I believe I bought mine from Amazon. Everyone also recommends staying away from platinum/ iridium plugs.

    As far as oil, I've heard good things about Royal Purple, but never personally used it. The favorite around here, including what I use in my truck, is Mobil 1. I usually find 5 qt jugs on Amazon for the lowest price, though lately I've been having luck finding them locally at Walmart for the same price - sometimes cheaper.

    Fyi right now online at Walmart, currently has Mobil 1 5w-30 5 qt for just under $23 which is lower than you'll find anywhere. This is a great price. For reference, current price at Amazon is about $33, Autozone $38, Advance Auto $29.
     
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  19. Aug 28, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    Great info. Thanks.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Great post! Does anyone know if the Lucas grease is good for all zerks under the truck or do different parts require different greases?
     

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