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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by renau001, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Dec 20, 2015 at 10:12 PM
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    renau001

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    Wanted to start a DIY quick reference to include things like torque specs, part #'s, specialty tools and quick tips for the standard maintenance items. The intent just to have a quick place to go for people (mainly myself) that may already be familiar with job and don't want to wade through longer step-by-step instructions again to extract details. I will edit the original post as more information is obtained or submitted by others. Will also try to add links to other threads with more complete instructions/pictures/videos when myself or others post. Obviously, I cannot take any responsibility for any problems that arise from using this information or any accidental typos. If there's anything folks are interested in, let me know. Welcome any feedback on how to make it more helpful or if you see a step-by-step thread that could be linked from here, let me know. Also, if you see any errors, let me know and I'll correct.

    If you get any dealer services done, and have part #'s on your receipts, please share!

    CAUTION: All info in italics is not confirmed. A lot of educated guesses based on previous models and other Toyotas. Please help me correct any typos. As you guys confirm, I'll un-italicize. Thanks!

    Also, this post was originally done for V6 autos, I have added some info for other models. Doesn't mean much of it wont apply to all vehicles. But obviously if you have a different engine or manual transmission there will be significant differences in certain areas. Anybody is free to copy and revise for another model if you feel froggy or feed me the info and I'll try to add it.


    Inspect and adjust all fluid levels - every fill-up

    Engine oil (0W-20 ILSAC GF-5 oil - Toyota part # 00279-0WQTE-01)
    1) Check w/ engine warm greater than 5 minutes after shutting off engine
    2) Tip: leave dipstick out while waiting 5 minutes to allow oil in dipstick to drain back down, makes it easier to read
    3) Per manual, it’s 1.6 qts from low mark to full mark, don’t overfill

    Coolant (Toyota SLLC - Toyota part # 00272-SLLC2, 50/50 pre-diluted, Canada is 55/45)
    1) Between LOW and FULL lines with engine cold

    Brake fluid (FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703)
    1) Between MIN and MAX (should be near or at max with fresh pads)

    Power steering fluid (Automatic transmission fluid DEXRON® II or III)
    1) Between min and max (cold and hot lines provided)
    2) Cold - not driven in last 5 hours (50-85 degF fluid temp)
    3) Hot - driven 50 mph for 20 mins (140-175 degF fluid temp)

    Clutch fluid (FMVSS No. 116 DOT 3 or SAE J1703)


    Rotate tires - every 5k or 6 mo

    Front to back/back to front on each side
    Lug nut torque - 83 lb-ft (21mm)
    Check torque ~1000 miles after rotating


    Replace engine oil and filter - every 10k or 12 mo (severe: 5k or 6 mo)

    Torque specs:
    Oil pan drain plug - 30 lb-ft (14mm)
    Oil filter cap - 216 lb-in/18 lb-ft (TOY640 with 15/16" or 24mm socket)
    Oil filter drain plug - 120 lb-in/10 lb-ft (3/8" square drive)
    No. 1 engine under cover sub-assembly - 22 lb-ft (12mm)
    No. 2 engine under cover sub-assembly (off-roads) - 22 lb-ft (12mm)

    Parts:
    Oil - 6.1-6.2 qts 0W-20 ILSAC GF-5 oil - Toyota part # 00279-0WQTE-01
    Oil pan drain plug gasket - Toyota part # 90430-12031
    Oil filter element kit - Toyota part # 04152-YZZA1

    Special tools:
    AST TOY640 filter wrench (or Toyota SST 09228-06501)
    5/8” ID tubing (for oil filter drain pipe)

    Tips:
    1) Requires removing skid(s) for access.
    2) Oil filter has permanent housing, oil filter element kit includes new filter cartridge, 2 new gaskets, and the temporary oil filter drain pipe.
    3) Hose for oil filter drain pipe (if used) should be 5/8” ID (15 mm). About $1 at Lowe’s in the plumbing section for clear vinyl tubing. Can help with splashing.
    4) Proper torque of the oil filter cap and oil filter drain plug should help prevent the cap coming off before the drain plug on the next change, which can be a lot cleaner.
    5) When you remove the filter drain plug, give it a little impact. If you're too smooth, the plug and housing will try and move together.
    6) https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/oil-change-checklist-service-record.462476/ by @RichVT


    Lubricate propeller shaft - every 15k or 18 mo (severe: 5k or 6 mo)

    Parts:
    Spider grease - Lithium base chassis grease NLGI No. 2

    Special tools:
    Grease gun w/ pistol grip and flexible hose for zerk fittings

    Tips:
    1) Spiders should be greased until fresh grease purges from all 4 seals. Should purge somewhat evenly, or there may be a problem
    2) I would not attempt to lube center support bearing. I suspect it is sealed and is meant never to be self-serviced.
    3) Only 4wd's have zerks, won't find any on a 2wd.


    Re-torque propeller shaft bolts - every 15k or 18 mo (severe: 5k or 6 mo)

    Torque specs:
    U-joint bolts - 65 lb-ft (14mm/17mm)
    Center support bearing - 27 lb-ft (be careful, if it was loose, may need realignment)

    Tips:
    1) You will need 14mm and 17mm box ends or flarenuts for the u-joint flanges, sockets won't fit
    2) The flanges at the transfer case have a 17mm bolt head with a 14mm nut
    3) Flanges at the diffs have a 14mm bolt with 14mm nut
    4) Recommend a box-end or flarenut crowfoot on your torque wrench, but don't forget to lower your torque setting due to the longer torque arm. Here's a calculator: http://www.cncexpo.com/TorqueAdapter.aspx
    5) Will have to remove heat shield at rear of xfer case (12mm)
    6) Thanks to @maccus for the detailed info here


    Re-torque leaf spring u-bolts - forum recommended

    Torque spec:
    52 lb-ft (19mm)


    Replace cabin air filter - every 20k or 24 mo

    Parts:
    Filter - Toyota part # 88508-01010

    Tips:
    If you don't know how, it's in your glovebox owner's manual


    Replace engine air filter - every 20k or 24 mo

    Parts:
    Filter - Toyota part # 17801-0P100

    Tips:
    1) Easy job, but don't mess it up. Make sure there's no holes/tears in your new filter. Make sure everything's clean before you open up the box and remove filter. And make sure you have a good mating/seal around entire edge of the filter.


    Front brakes - every 5k or 6 mo for visual; every 30k or 36 mo for measurements

    Torque specs:
    Brake caliper mounting bolts - 91 lb-ft (??mm)

    Service Specs:
    Pad min thickness: 1.0 mm
    Rotor min thickness: 26.0 mm
    Max rotor runout: 0.05 mm

    Parts:
    Rotors - Toyota part # 43512-04052
    Pads - Toyota part # 04465-04090

    Tips:
    1) Measure runout 10 mm from outer edge of rotor; rotor should be installed with all 6 lug nuts torqued to 83 lb-ft when checking
    2) If runout > max, check bearing play and axle hub runout normal before replacing rotors
    3) If rotor stuck on hub, use an M8-1.25 bolt in holes on rotors to break it free
    4) Install new rotors in position with least amount of runout


    Rear brakes - every 5k or 6 mo for visual; every 30k or 36 mo for measurements

    Service specs:
    Drum max diameter - 10.08 in
    Shoe min thickness - 1.0 mm


    Replace differential oil - inspect every 15k or 18 mo (severe: replace every 15k or 18 mo)

    Torque specs:
    Rear diff drain plug - 36 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")
    Rear diff fill plug - 36 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")
    Front diff drain plug - 48 lb-ft (10mm hex)
    Front diff fill plug - 29 lb-ft (10mm hex)
    No. 2 engine under cover assembly - 22 lb-ft (12mm)

    Parts:
    Toyota Genuine Differential gear oil LT 75W-85 GL-5 or equivalent - Toyota part # 08885-02506
    Front - 1.6 qts; Rear - 3.1-4.2 qts (varies with model)
    Rear drain plug gasket - Toyota part # 12157-10010
    Rear fill plug gasket - Toyota part # 12157-10010
    Front drain plug gasket - Toyota part # 90430-24003
    Front fill plug gasket - Toyota part # 12157-10010

    Tips:
    1) Perform with vehicle level
    2) Ensure you can remove fill plug before draining
    3) Proper level should be within 5 mm of bottom of fill plug opening
    4) Re-check level after driving
    5) Save new fill plug washer until final check
    6) Will need to remove skid plate and may need bottle pump for front
    7) Diff and xfer case gasket kit
    8) 3rd Gen Differential and Manual Transmission (6MT) Fluid Change by @Omar RVA


    Replace transfer case oil - inspect every 30k or 36 mo (severe: replace every 30k or 36 mo)

    Torque specs:
    Drain plug - 27 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")
    Fill plug - 27 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")

    Parts:
    1.1 qts SAE 75W Toyota Genuine Transfer gear oil LF or equivalent - Toyota part # 08885-81080
    Drain plug gasket - Toyota part # 90430-A0003
    Fill plug gasket - Toyota part # 90430-A0003

    Tips:
    1) Ensure you can remove fill plug before draining
    2) After filling, leave plug out and let sit ~5 minutes and re-check, add if necessary
    3) Diff and xfer case gasket kit


    Manual transmission oil - inspect every 30k or 36 mo (severe: replace every 30k or 36 mo)

    Torque specs:
    Drain plug - 27 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")
    Fill plug - 27 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")

    Parts:
    Toyota Genuine Manual Transmission Gear Oil GL-3 (GL-4) or equivalent, SAE 75W-90
    4 cyl - 2.3 qts, 6 cyl - 2.6 qts
    Drain plug gasket - Toyota part # ??
    Fill plug gasket - Toyota part # ??

    Tips:
    1) Perform with vehicle level
    2) Ensure you can remove fill plug before draining
    3) Proper level should be within 5 mm of bottom of fill plug opening
    4) 3rd Gen Differential and Manual Transmission (6MT) Fluid Change by @Omar RVA


    Replace automatic transmission fluid - inspect every 30k or 36 mo (severe: replace every 60k or 72 mo)

    Torque specs:
    Drain plug - 180 lb-in/15 lb-ft (14mm)
    Overflow plug - 180 lb-in/15 lb-ft (5mm hex)
    Fill plug - 29 lb-ft (24mm or 15/16")

    Parts:
    Toyota ATF WS fluid - Toyota part # 00289-ATFWS
    Drain plug gasket - Toyota part # 35178-30010
    Overflow plug gasket - Toyota part # 35178-30010
    Fill plug gasket - Toyota part # 90301-15004

    Special tools:
    Toyota SST 09843-18040 (basically you just need a wire to jumper two OBD ports)
    Bottle pump (to use for filling)

    Tips:
    1) https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...mission.63851/ (for reference)
    2) Qty of fluid will depend on what you do. Per the TIS repair manual, it directs 3 drain/refill/circulates for a replacement, so it will probably be somewhere between 10-12 quarts.


    Replace engine coolant - inspect every 15k or 18 mo (replace at 100k/120 mo and every 50k/60 mo thereafter)

    Torque specs:
    ???

    Parts:
    9.1-11.1 qts Toyota SLLC - Toyota part # 00272-SLLC2 (50/50 pre-diluted, Canada is 55/45). Qty depends on model, see manual.

    Tips:
    1) Be careful here, there's a special sequence to fill the system and remove all the voids without damaging or overheating anything
     
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  2. Dec 21, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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    Where did you get the torque specs?
     
  3. Dec 21, 2015 at 5:09 AM
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  4. Dec 21, 2015 at 5:51 AM
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    Factory service manual
     
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    Part number for transmission level overflow bolt gasket: 35178-30010 torque to 15 ftlbs
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM
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    Added several items. Still gotta get some more part #'s and also need to work on one for a transmission drain/fill. What else would be helpful?

    Also a question for anyone?

    The Maintenance Manual talks about this for the propeller shaft:
    Lubricate the propeller shaft spiders and slide yokes with lithium-base chassis grease and the double cardan joint with molybdenum-disulfide lithium-base chassis grease, and re-torque the bolt.

    As far as re-torque the bolt? Weird that this is not plural. Is this talking about the 4 universal joint bolts where the shaft mates to the diff? The bolts that mount the support bearing? or both? or something else entirely?

    Thanks!
     
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    Front end alignment settings?
     
  8. Dec 22, 2015 at 5:43 AM
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    In my '09 Tacoma, there was no dipstick to check tranmission fluid, does the '16 have one?
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2015 at 5:44 AM
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    Where did you get the factory service manual???
     
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    No, procedure is similar. Requires a jumper for the OBD to get into temp check mode to properly use the overflow tube to set level.
     
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    Is this something that can be printed if I say went for the 2 day professional one? I would like electrical schematics and repair manual. I have access to a printer that can handle 400-5-- pages with no issues, or is that protected material?
     
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    Some documents have a print option, some don't. So for the one's that do I don't see why there would be a problem printing it, but certainly read the agreement to make sure. I certainly would not want to have future subscription opportunities revoked because I misused the material. All material is copyrighted, so it's certainly not for re-distribution. When you use it, you can only navigate to specific sections individually. There's not a print whole manual button. But regardless, it is well worth $15. And if you start your subscription early in the day, you actually have more like 3 days since it runs out at midnight of the day your subscription ends.
     
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    Thanks for the useful post. Any information on the torque spec for the propeller bolt(s)?
     
  17. Jan 17, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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    It's 65 ft-lbs per the manual.

    the center support bearing to frame is 27 ft-lbs
     
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    OP updated, thanks.
     
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    Hey guys, what torque wrench should I buy? I've never used one but I think it's about time I do.

    What size bolt is the drain plug? What about the bolts for the skid? And are these sockets available for a 1/2" wrench?

    I was thinking of going with a tekton from Amazon, 1/2" with a range of 10-150 ft/lbs, that way I can use it to tighten the u-bolts, tires, and everything in between.
     
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