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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 5:31 AM
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    jtifm

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  2. Apr 20, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    Opihi59

    Opihi59 Vulgar Boatman

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    I read up on what I could find online about the felt washers, and found nothing definitive about their mechanism of action. There was a lot of conjecture, but nothing I could feel comfortable about. Supposedly they are impregnated with something, but no one appeared to have the inside story on them. I just use this stuff.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AWO4NI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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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.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    Thatnoobguy

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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".
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. May 8, 2019 at 11:28 PM
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  7. 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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  8. May 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    nice write up
     
  9. Jun 4, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    I only have 8,000 miles on my 2018 OR and decided I would just check torque on leaf spring u-bolts. I noticed that the two bolts (driver and passenger sides) closer to the front of the vehicle were not at the proper torque (not too loose but not 52 lb/ft). Did anyone else fall into this category?
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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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  12. 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??
     
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    ME-SO goods and other stuff...
    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.
     
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Jun 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    jimmerheck

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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.
     

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