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Diff Drop Install Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacomakid96, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I am going to be installing a diff drop on my 96 Tacoma, In the instuctions it says torque the differential bolts back down to spec, but I dont have anything but simple tools so will it be a problem if I torque them down as much as I can without straining myself and call it good? Any help from someone who has done this would be much appreciated.


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  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    After you get it back together, go down to your local autozone or checker and borrow a torque wrench to tighten it up to spec.

    On 2001-2004, the Diff front mounting cushion to frame gets torqued down to 101 ft lbs. Not sure on your year and kinda too lazy to look it up, but I would guess its pretty much similar. Personally, 101 ft lbs is a bit on the heavy side to just be guessing it and you'll probably be hard pressed to get that much from a standard length socket wrench.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Alright thanks alot:D
     
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    i used a air impact on mine.. and locktite..
     
  5. Aug 16, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Ya Im going to use locktite, I wish I had a air impact haha that would make it alot quicker.
     
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    Where can i find the correct torque specs for the diff bolts?
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    It should be in one of the FSM for your truck. http://ncttora.com/fsm/index.html

    (btw, impact wrenches are fantastic for removing bolts, but very poor for putting them back on due to high torque and hammering effect. It's very easy to over tighten a bolt with the impact wrench, so just dont do it. Always use a torque wrench to put bolts back on.)
     
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