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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Amanelot, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Jul 21, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    Squatlo

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    Does anyone remember where the printable sheet that you mark things off for the dealer to do at 10k check up, me and the dealer are having around about changing blinker number of blinks. He said there electric guru never heard of it. WTH!!!
     
  2. Jul 23, 2017 at 3:58 AM
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    Front diff was pretty dirty at just over 10k with mild off-roading.

    Smear is off the plug, towel was dipped in drain pan.


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  3. Jul 31, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    I just replaced my rear shocks with 5100's. How do you set the torque for the nut on the top of the rear shock? In order to tighten it, an allen wrench must be used to hold the threaded spindle from turning, so you can't use a socket on the torque wrench.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    Pic?
     
  5. Aug 4, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    If you have an Off-Road you'll need a 12mm socket and extension to remove the skid plate #2 in order to access the drain/fill plugs.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    How many of you do your own maintenance despite having toyota care? i just did my own 10k oil change(first one was at 600) only because when dealer did 5k service they scratched up quite a but of plastics on the inside, not even sure how that happens.
    I don't mind doing schedules service myself, I've done much more complex servicing on other cars so this is easy in comparison, the only downside would be not having "official" dealer maintenance done, which would look good if i should happen to sell the truck at some point.
    Whats the consensus here for those doing stuff themselves, collect receipts and snap a few pics along the way?
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    I do my own and keep my own records. As official as theirs. Plus I know its done correctly and I'm not waiting 6 years in a waiting room.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    I do my own service on all my vehicles. Toyota Care goes in the trash. It only really adds up to two glorified oil changes. DIY and know it's done right. I look forward to the services and keeping and checking things over.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    I do all my own maintenance and you all no why (it's done right). I have an appointment on Monday for the rear diff. recall I really hate to take it in but in case something goes wrong at least they can't say I didn't bring it in. I just don't trust the dealer. I have 28000 miles on my 2016 SR5 and the only problem I have had is the messed up transmission which the revision did help.
     
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  10. Aug 22, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    Minor electrical commodities, SDHQ hidden winch mount with Warn Zeon Platinum 10-S, Bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners with OME 885s and Icon Progressive 3-Leaf, more to come!
    Very good info, subd
     
  11. Aug 25, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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    A great write up, thank you
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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    Amazing Post - thanks you, you saved me a lot of research. Just switched over from a Rubicon to a Tacoma, lots of new things to learn.
    I found this: https://www.motivxtools.com/pages/searchresults_toyota_mx2301_mx2320_mx2341 if it helps anyone - filter wrench and drain / fill kit.
    And also this: https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem...069&Filter=()&Location=cylinder-block,,12101B
    The drain plug gasket, don't quite know if I'll need it yet. Ordered an Amsoil filter and not sure if it comes with a plug gasket like the oem filter does.
     
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    I perform oil changes on 6 different vehicles...so I make a cheat sheet for each one. Here is the one for my 2017 TRD Sport LB. First oil change at 2,400 miles...noticed a lot of metal flakes in the bottom of the oil filter canister.
    Replacing engine oil and filter, 2016-2017 Tacoma V6:
    First time for this vehicle took me 1.5 hours next time it should take 0.5 hours. Bottom photo is the install of my new SnugTop Sport Hi-Liner Topper. Have Fun!

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  15. Sep 7, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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  16. Sep 22, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    Im interested in rotating my tires myself. Is it safe to put the Jack under the axle tubes with bending them? Would prefer not take it to the dealer.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    What do you keep records in? Do you just have a small log book or do you use the maintenance log that came with the truck? I have always done my own maintenance but I want to get better at logging it.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    You can use the Maintenance guide included with your owners manual book. It Has a check list along recommended interval periods and a spot to record mileage, dealership, date and notes.
     
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  19. Sep 24, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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    Toyota maintenance guide, kept in a 2 hole binder. I put my receipts for all parts in the same binder in my glove box.
     
  20. Sep 24, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    No dealer maintenance for me, they just simply don't care enough to do it exactly right every single time. Too many personal examples of overtorqued bolts, broken clips, scratched wheels, etc. Not worried about resale. You get a Toyota to keep it forever anyway, right? But even if I did care about the resale, I honestly think that the ability to say that I did all the maintenance myself and could explain the ins and outs of it would mean just as much in resale.
     
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