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Diff. Fluid Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1998tacoma4x4, May 8, 2010.

  1. May 8, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    How often should i change my diff. fluid and brake fluid. My diff fluid is still the original fluid and i just hit 95,000 on my 98 today. I have the 3.4l. I thought it was way overdue but my shop told me everything was looking good. This is a reputable shop too. What do you guys think?
     
  2. May 8, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Time for a total fluid change, including tranny and brake fluid. Also have you done the timing belt/water pump?
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    scocar

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    Holy crap, do you have a 5 speed? Diffs, tranny, and transfer every 30K, more often if hard duty/offroading a lot. If you have the 5-speed, I highly recommend the Redline MT90.

    Reputable shop? Everything was looking good? They took a sample from your diffs? Or just checked to see if they were at the correct fluid level? Is there any sign of the fill plugs being removed? Those plugs are probabaly stuck on ther reeeaaaal good.

    And like steve o says, T belt/water pump due at 90k. Standard for the 3.4.

    You should also grease the driveline (u-joints and yokes).
     
  4. May 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    ywen

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    Change all fluids ASAP
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    Some people change them annually...so your definitely due for a brake fluid change, tranny fluid change and gear oil. like scocar said above, i'd grease your driveshaft too
     
  6. May 9, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    ok thanks for the help guys.
     
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