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differential leak!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Marioso

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    gf at toyota ordered a differential seal, hopefully thats the problem. truck wont get looked at till friday

    whats the worse that could happen?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    you could run out of oil, your gears and bearings will starve and you'll need to buy all new shit. do not let that happen.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    damnit! i know that but i meant whats the worse thing that could be causing the leak
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    I have no idea, are you sure it's a leak? pics would help, if it's coming from the fill hole, it's not a leak, it's just spillage. Have you checked to see that there is less oil in it than when it was last filled?
     
  5. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    The *worst* thing that could be causing the leak is an actual broken diff housing, at which point you'd need to replace the whole third member.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Where's the oil coming from?
     
  7. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    the oil is kinda everywhere, hard to tell where its coming from definitely not the fillhole though. jeez!!! im worried
     
  8. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Sounds like you should be. You should definitely pull the fill plug and top it off. Then give it a good cleaning and try to see where it's coming from.

    Did you look at the breather on top?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    mine leaks too:D


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  10. Apr 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    x2. This is what I would do.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    That's GOT to be from the breather. Notice it's dripping down from above the fill plug. I hope you took care of that.
     
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    ^ No, I'm pretty sure it's in pieces
     
  13. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Did he explode the housing or what?
     
  14. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    really? why?
     
  17. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    Instead of just "topping off" your diff fluid, you should drain it completely and refill it. This was you can measure how much comes out, so you'll know how much you lost already. That will give you an idea of the speed of the leak. You can then add more fluid if necessary before the new seal comes in.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    The ring and pinion are notoriously weak. Kinda sucks since alot of people actually use them to offroad.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    ^^ they said a ring and pinion bolt broke and then tore everything up!
     
  20. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    Then yours is a fluke. There is a massive list of people who's gears just broke all on their own. I don't really see how a bolt would ever just come out.
     
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