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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

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

  1. Apr 20, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    skierd

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    I’d like to note something about the battery water levels. What’s important is keeping water over the tops of the lead plates, and keeping an even amount of electrolyte between the cells. If the plates get exposed to air they die off very quickly. It’s easiest to make sure they are level if you fill to the bottom of the fill holes. Also, losing/using water is a normal part of battery operation for non-sealed battery! This isn’t something Toyota did wrong.
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    quick problem here: so today i started my truck and let it run for like 5 mins, got in to leave, put it in reverse. Looked back to make sure i was clear and slowly let of the brake, well it felt like the hulk had just yanked me by the tow hitch. it made a noticeable clank and it was like i had floored it, what i did floor was the brake. anyone had this happen? dont know if i should have stealership look at it. working fine now so they might say: "Cant replicate problem".
     
  3. Apr 21, 2019 at 2:34 AM
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    at least it will be documented. or the tech may find something. if you think it's a stealership, do some homework and find a more reliable mechanic.
     
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  4. May 8, 2019 at 11:28 PM
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  5. May 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    I added just over 12 ounces of distilled water to the battery after 3 years (in June) of use to get the water level to form a meniscus. I was surprised at how much water I had to add.

    The only thing I would add to your post, is to make sure you do it once you know the battery is fully charged. Take it for a good drive and then check the levels. If you do this after the trucks been sitting for a few days, you may end up overfilling the fluid.
     
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  6. May 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    nice write up
     
  7. Jun 7, 2019 at 2:42 AM
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    Need a part number for a 3rd gen. pcv please....the interwebs are all over the place on this one.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    I have always used the washers along with battery terminal red gooey spray and have never had any corrosion on any of my battery terminals.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    Reluctanse Granny shiftin, not double clutchin

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    I had a u-bolt slightly under torque the first time I checked them, I think it's a known issue which is why checking them is recommended.

    My question, is has anyone had their driveline bolts loose when they go to check them??
     
  10. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    What do you guys recommend for doing the transfer case, the OEM is crazy expensive but will buy if I have to. I've seen some recommend the ravenol 75w MTF-3. I know that's what the guys with the manual transmission use, but is that fine to use on an automatic taco for the transfer case? Sorry a bit of a noob question but just wanted to be sure. I already did the front and rear diffs and plan on doing the transmission w/ oem fluid sometime in the near future.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Bite the bullet and do oem, did mine at 100k kms (60k miles) and it was pretty clean still, so don't be in too much of a rush.
     
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  12. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    I probably should, thanks for the input. Have any of you guys ordered from the website
    https://www.oempartsource.com/ ? Their prices seem pretty good.
     
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  13. Jun 15, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    hit 5k Miles, going to do my Transmission Fluid + Both Diffs. Standard Oil Change too.

    Thank you for the Post!
     
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  14. Jun 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    decided to check tranny fluid and transfer case fluid this am. Truck built in Jan of 19. 2500 ish miles on it. Got trans up to temp, pulled check plug, nothing came out. Put in about 20 oz and drained back out 8 oz to a trickle so it was about 12 low. Transfer case was full.
     
  15. Jun 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Yep...good idea to check it on a new truck and when your under there wrenching on an oil change or whatever. Truck just had its 5k service and later I found 5 out of the 8 loose. One needed almost 3/4 turn before the torque wrench clicked.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    I’m having serious doubts about my search foo. Can someone please confirm this part# 90430-A0003 for the fill and drain plug gaskets for a manual transmission 3.5L Taco. Just wanna make sure before ordering. Thanks.
     
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  17. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    I will go contrary to earlier posted advice and tell you that you don't need to replace them. Seriously, save your $8. The original ones will be totally fine to reuse.
     
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  18. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Hogpauls Hmmmmmm.

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    I don’t know why but I received an email alert saying a member quoted my post but the post doesn’t show up and am unable to view it. Would you be able to quote it so I can read it? I appreciate your reply but I’ve always replaced gaskets and feel the $8 is a small price for peace of mind.
     
  19. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    Modified the level of gas in the tank
    this is correct...my specs

    Manual Transmission Drain/Fill Gaskets (Part #90430-A0003 x 2 gaskets for Transmission)

    Drain/Fill Plug Torque to 27 lb-ft

    Redline MT-90 75W90 GL4

    (2.6L approx), SAE 75W-90 - Redline or Amsoil API 75w-90 GL4

    this is true...but for the OCD types...lol
     
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  20. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    Hogpauls Hmmmmmm.

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    Thank you! And I feel no shame in admitting that I resemble your remark as to the “OCD type”. Lol
     
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