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A few Qs on fluid changes and chassis lube

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 95Taco80, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Oct 11, 2017 at 4:49 AM
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    95Taco80

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    A few questions on changing trans, diff, and xfer case oil, for those that have done it before...
    Mine is a 1995 4wd xtra cab.

    1) FSM does not give a torque spec for the fill and drain plugs. Is there one? (I think there is one for later years, right?)
    2) FSM makes no mention of gaskets or crush washers for any of the fill or drain plugs. Are there any?
    3) for lubing the cardan joints and other chassis items - is this amsoil grease ok?

    thanks gentlemen!
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  2. Oct 11, 2017 at 5:14 AM
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    1) just snug them up
    2) there are gaskets on all the plugs
    3) as long as it is NGLI #2 Bearing and Chasy grease it is good to go, i always use Lucas Oil Red and Tacky #2 grease on every part of my truck that needs grease
     
  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 5:17 AM
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  5. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:25 AM
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    My factory service manual doesn't have part numbers for the gaskets, or show them in the diagrams...

    I'll probably just pull them off, if they're there, and take them to the parts store to find close replacements.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:34 AM
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    Rockauto would be a good place to look to, if they dont sell anything then i doubt you need any there but im 99.9% sure you have either a crush washer or gasket on them
     
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    The torque specs are 36 ft lbs. They all do have washers or crush gaskets. Let me know exactly what you are looking for and I can give you a quote.
     
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    Please do not torque the transmission drain plug to spec...just snug it
     
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  12. Oct 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    Here is the torque specs for 2000: May help. edit: Hope you can make sense of it, didn't translate well. First number is ft/lbs second number is usually Newton meters

    Sub-model
    Application Front (ft-lbs) Rear (ft-lbs) Notes
    Two-Wheel Drive Prerunner, Four-Wheel Drive Bracket to Knuckle 90 - -
    Two-Wheel Drive DLX Bracket to Knuckle 80 - -
    Two-Wheel Drive DLX Caliper to Bracket 65 - -
    Final drive fill and drain plug torque
    Type Final Drive Fill Torque (ft-lbs) Final Drive Drain Torque (ft-lbs) Notes
    Rear 39 39 -
    Front 29 29 -
    Front suspension torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Rear-Wheel Drive Upper ball joint to steering knuckle 80 108 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Upper ball joint to control arm 29 39 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Lower ball joint to steering knuckle 80 108 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Lower ball joint to control arm 111 129 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Upper control arm bushing 92 125 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Lower control arm bushing 148 200 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Upper strut/shock mounting 18 25 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Lower strut/shock mounting 29 39 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Strut center shaft - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Anti-roll bar to bracket 22 30 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Anti-roll bar to control arm 29 39 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Strut bar to frame 221 300 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Strut bar to control arm 111 150 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Spindle nut - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Bearing hub to knuckle - - -
    Front suspension torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Four-Wheel Drive Upper ball joint to steering knuckle 80 108 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Upper ball joint to control arm - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Lower ball joint to steering knuckle 103 123 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Lower ball joint to control arm 59 80 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Upper control arm bushing 87 115 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Lower control arm bushing 96 130 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Upper strut/shock mounting 47 64 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Lower strut/shock mounting 101 137 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Strut center shaft 22 29 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Anti-roll bar to bracket 19 25 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Anti-roll bar to control arm 51 69 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Strut bar to frame - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Strut bar to control arm - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Spindle nut 174 236 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Bearing hub to knuckle - - -
    Oil drain plug torque
    Qualifier Engine oil drain plug torque (ft-lbs) Notes
    - 27 -
    Manual transmission fill and drain plug torque
    Type Fill Plug Torque (ft-lbs) Drain Plug Torque (ft-lbs) Notes
    - 27 27 -
    Rear suspension torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Rear-Wheel Drive Hub to control arm - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Upper strut/shock mounting 19 26 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Lower strut/shock mounting 19 26 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Strut center shaft - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Spindle nut - - -
    Rear suspension torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Four-Wheel Drive Hub to control arm - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Upper strut/shock mounting 53 71 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Lower strut/shock mounting 53 71 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Strut center shaft - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Spindle nut - - -
    Transfer case fill and drain plug torque
    Type Fill Plug Torque (ft-lbs) Drain Plug Torque (ft-lbs) Notes
    - 27 27 -
    Wheel nut and bearing torque
    Qualifier Wheel Nut/bolt Torque (Ft-lbs) Front Bearing Rear Bearing (ft-lbs) Torque Notes
    2WD, Four-Wheel Drive 83 - - -
    Two-Wheel Drive S-Runner, DLX 83 Tighten spindle nut to 21 ft-lbs while rotating wheel. Back off and finger tighten. Install cotter pin. - -
    Steering system torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Four-Wheel Drive Pitman arm to steering gearbox - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Pitman arm to center link - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Idler arm to frame - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Idler arm to center link - - -
    Four-Wheel Drive Tie rod stud 67 90 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Tie rod clamp or jamb nut 41 55 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Steering gear mounting bolt 123 167 -
    Four-Wheel Drive Steering shaft bolt 26 35 -
    Steering system torque specifications
    Qualifier Torque Specifications Foot Pounds Newton Meters Notes
    Rear-Wheel Drive Pitman arm to steering gearbox - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Pitman arm to center link - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Idler arm to frame - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Idler arm to center link - - -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Tie rod stud 53 72 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Tie rod clamp or jamb nut 40 54 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Steering gear mounting bolt 148 201 -
    Rear-Wheel Drive Steering shaft bolt 27 36 -
    Engine Oil Filter Torque
    Qualifier Filter Type Procedure Engine oil filter torque (ft-lbs) Engine oil filter torque (n-m) Note
    - Spin-On Apply clean engine oil to filter gasket. Screw the oil filter into place by hand and tighten it until the gasket contacts the filter mounting. Using OEM special tool, tighten 3/4 turn. - - -
     
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  13. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    95Taco80

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    @gunny1005 hooked me up. Awesome price communication and service for a couple of very low priced parts. Saved me a trip to a dealership, which is not a short trip for me.

    Thanks Gary. you will definitely be getting more of my business.
     
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