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Differential Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08chocotaco, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    08chocotaco

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    my dad got my truck serviced while i was gone, oil change, fluid checks, those little things, and he told me the guy said i needed to change my differential fluid in the back. Does anyone know where i can get the fluid, and where it is on the truck so i can change it out? Also, ive honestly only used my differential like 3-5 times in its lifetime and was wondering if that means anything. so "if you dont use it, do you lose it?"(40 year old virgin)
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    Bump anyone? I need to do tthheeess soon
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    First off u use ur diff every time your wheels spin :cool:

    3 qts 75w90 dino oil and if u have a sport a tube of lsd additive, any auto parts store will carry everythibg u need
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    I dont spin my tires;)(nevermind, thought you were talking about burning out hehe) But thanks man. idk if youre san diego or not, but do you know if the truck shop in mira mar has it? or does anyone know if they do
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    x2 any time you drive the truck you use the rear differential.

    The differential is in the rear axle. Theres a fill plug in the middle part of the pumpkin of the axle on the back side and a drain plug on the bottom of the axle. Make sure you remove the fill plug before the drain plug. Check your owners manual for the gear oil weight.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Without the differential your truck wouldn't go anywhere. He meant when your tire rotates when you are moving forward or backward.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Cool thanks man.. BTW what part of Columbus are you in? I go to osu and next year will be driving my truck out there so im looking for some froading buddies:)
     
  10. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    I live in Gahanna, which is just northeast of Columbus and very close. I go to the OSU Newark Branch. Hopefully we can find some good trails around Columbus lol
     
  11. Jul 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Yeah im totally down! thats by the airport correct? And i was expecting you to know all the trails! haha but when i get that way, well have to find some stuff for sure
     
  12. Jul 11, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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  13. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Yeah Gahanna is pretty close to the airport. There's not a lot of trails around here that I know of. I'm looking around lol
     
  14. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    ?
     
  15. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    what about anything south? something towards miami or west virginia or anything
     
  16. Jul 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    i just did my gearbox, transfer case, and rear diff. in less then 30 minutes, very novice, all 24mm plugs and i used mobil delvac 75w90 5 gal. bucket with a little hand pump. theres great instruction on this site somewhere pics and all
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    I think this is worth posting here..

    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2186240&postcount=31

    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=174423&page=2

    Quote from ECGS
     
  18. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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  19. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    and for the record 09' and up trd sports do not need lsd additive they no longer have mechanical lsd. they have electronic brake controlled limited slip
     
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