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Differential FAIL!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kailey Jo, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Kailey Jo

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    So being the DIY guy, I decided to change my rear diff fluid today. Pretty easy job right?

    step 1- drain fluid
    step 2- start replacing fluid using syringe with tube on the end.
    step 3- launch tube off the end of syringe into differential, ponder if plastic floats in 75W90.
    step 4- call tow truck, listen to giggles from people in earshot when I say "I have a foreign object in my rear differential"
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    Why not just take the cover off, remove tube, replace cover, and proceed??
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Where exactly, is the cover on teh rear diff of the Tacoma?
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Ditto, pouring through the FSM no no avail...
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Dealership gave me a free 4L bottle of fluid. Since the thing is the size of (aka was) a windshield washer bottle, I had to find a different way to fill.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Sorry...Wrong word...The Carrier...Don't want any one to have to think for themselves.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    yeah...big difference between a cover, and carrier.....:cool:
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm not the guy who shot a piece of tube into my rear diff...I haven't had to take mine apart for anything. :cool:
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Lets not pass this off to the OP. YOU dont know anything about your truck....Face it. Youre one or two steps from being in the same catagory as Krazie.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Wait...I have a truck?? No wonder everyone looks at my when I talk about my Camry....and it rides like garbage too...Way to harsh-Should I get the TSB??

    BTW...Don't you have something to light on fire or break or something?
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    I was trying to build a Cannon, but Julie hid my barrel.....:(
     
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    Right....Blame Julie....:rolleyes:
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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  17. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Update from the towing front:

    WAS going to tow it to a shop have them pull off the diff, turns out they can't get dollies in to where my truck is, spinning tires = hose in diff gears.

    SO I'm going to teach myself how to take off the Diff carrier. Not my original plan for the afternoon.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    but....she DID....
    If youve seen it, thats what you'd call it too :cool:
     
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    How big is said tube OP?
     
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