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A little confusion on differential

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by reddace, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    reddace

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    I have a 1999 two wheel drive Taco and am thinking of changing the differential fluid. I have 106,989 miles on it. I doubt if it's ever been done. What I need to know is what are the torque specs on the fill plug and drain plug. Also is it really necessary to replace the aluminum crush washers? I am hearing two schools of thought on this. I am new to the forum and will extend thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    found attached at: http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/ under 98-00 section. good site to have book marked.

    it says 39 ft-lb for drain and fill and to replace gasket/crush washer. I didn't replace and im doing fine in mine but it'd be better to. also remember to loosen fill before drain
     

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    Welcome to TW, OP! New/correct crush washers are highly recommended. I can't swear to it, since you're in a '99 vs my '04, but this list probably includes the ones you'll need.
     
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    What an awesome forum! Thanks guys!
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