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"Doubt in maintenance"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hector_lopez, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    hector_lopez

    hector_lopez [OP] New Member

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    Hi, my name is Hector from Puerto Rico and my question is, I buy a Tacoma 2005 4wd in a Toyota dealer as a used car, I need to know if is good practice to change the (dif and transfer fluid) and the (trans fluid), the mileage is 59,000. My question is because I don’t know if the previous owner do that and I want to keep my truck in good shape. I change the motor oil and filter, spark, brake pads, only lacks (dif and transfer fluid, trans fluid, motor air filter, gas filter) thanks for you help
     
  2. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    Hector, the diffs are supposed to be changed around 25k to 30k miles. If the truck was serviced by the dealer, they've hopefully been changed at least once.

    I'd say now is the perfect time for you to be sure you have some good oil in them.
    Rear diff, transfer case and front diff. The transmission (if you have an automatic) is a sealed unit and is not (easily) user serviceable. The oil is supposedly good until 100k miles.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    RCBS

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    Welcome, Hector

    i would go ahead and change the differentials and tranfer case oil just to be sure. peace of mind is priceless. also...there is not a fuel filter to change...it is inside the fuel tank.

    spend some time looking around the site...lots of good information about your truck.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    hector_lopez

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    Thanks everybody for the responce,I appreciate that.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    grivera

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  6. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you have any doubts, change the fluids. Its not that much for the peice of mind. :)
     
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