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Fluid changing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hmongvue, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Feb 22, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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    hmongvue

    hmongvue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright so my dad has a 98 Tacoma extra cab SR5 V6 auto.

    189k and I have done a few things for his truck but need to do more.
    I've done, spark plugs, spark wires, filter, value gasket (whole kit).

    What I know of that I need to do.
    transfer case fluid
    front diff fluid
    rear diff fluid
    transmission fluid
    coolant

    Anything else? Also what fluids should I use??
     
  2. Feb 23, 2014 at 1:09 AM
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    Brake power steering.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2014 at 5:38 AM
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    I just changed all the fluids in my 04 4x4 with a manual trans, just do a search here that's what i did and found all the info that i needed.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    This ^^.

    I stuck with Toyota coolant, but upgraded to Amsoil lubricants all-around...
    transfer case - Severe Gear 75W-90
    front diff - Severe Gear 75W-90
    rear diff - Severe Gear 75W-90
    transmission - Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF
    brakes - Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid
    power steering - Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

    Don't forget the correct replacement crush washers for your transfer case and differentials.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    All good info thus far. My only addition would be to make sure you're using GL-4 in the transmission and t-case, and GL-5 in the diffs. You'll see this recommended in the factory service manual, I believe it has something to do with the oils reaction with softer metals found in the transmission and t-case.

    I've only used Redline 75w-90 synthetic but have always been satisfied with it.

    Don't forget new crush washers all around, Toyota dealer should have them in stock for under $15-20 total.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    The power steering system on these trucks uses ATF. Make sure you flush it by removing the return line and starting the engine for a second or so, refilling the reservoir, and repeating until it comes out clean.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    I had a 99 tacoma that a guy traded in ( I work for Toyota) that I picked up cheap. The trans had trouble down shifting in any gear and had a slight grind in third and fight. I put red line 75w-90 in the trans and it downshifted smooth and the grinds almost completely went away so I can say from experience the red line works and is well worth the $$$ !! Its specifically formulated for brass synchronizers.

    I found a hole in the frame and Toyota is buying the truck back so I'll be picking up an 04 reg cab tacoma 4x4 :D. First thing I will do is drain the trans fluid out and add redline.

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