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Changing rear axle seal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by vatechoma, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    vatechoma

    vatechoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    One of my rear axle seals has gone bad, throwing rear diff fluid around the inside of my wheel. I have been searching TW and have found some very useful information including:
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/038003.pdf
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/038004.pdf

    I was just wondering what all should I pick up from the dealer/auto parts store in order to reseal this thing. My current list of stuff to get:
    -2 rear axle shaft oil seals(might as well change both if switching to synthetic)
    -3 qts diff fluid
    -Additional brake fluid
    -2 sets of rear brake pads(the one side is covered in diff fluid)

    Should I pick up some new bearings, bearing retainers, deflectors, or deflector gaskets? Anything else?
    I'm hoping this won't be too difficult, I want to have all of the parts ready to go, so I can avoid multiple trips and possibly having to order parts in the middle of reassembling the rear end.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    vatechoma

    vatechoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    *cough*bump*cough*
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    A can of brake cleaner.
    A new hardware kit for those rear brake shoes.

    I had two seals replaced on my '05 under warranty - it makes a real mess of the rear brakes.



    EDIT:

    Do you have the shop manual? You may get a better idea of what you'll need if you can view the procedure step by step.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    vatechoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nice tip about the brake cleaner, I completely forgot about clean up.

    I don't have a shop manual, but the links I attached above show the steps to disassemble and reassemble. My question is more about, is there anything I should replace while I am in there? For example: I don't want to replace the bearings, but if they are prone to fail after a certain number of miles or after the seal bursts, then I want to go ahead and change them.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    for what they're worth, you might as well replace the outer axle bearings... they shouldnt be too pricey, they werent for my s10 anyways. since your up in there already and they are fairly easy to replace
     
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