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Front Diff and Transfer Case Oil Change Howto

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jspadaro, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    u mean i have to soak the bolt for my engine plate too? I didn't use PB blaster but they are $60 a CAN!!!! I was like HOLY SHIT!
     
  2. Sep 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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  3. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Yeah no kidding, I paid 6 I think at autozone.

    Who is selling it for 60?! That must be a mistake. Wd40 works too, I just think pb blaster works better.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    i saw it on advance auto zone website, it listed as $59.99! I was like WTF!!! :eek:
     
  5. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:35 AM
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    The SKU (BLP16-PB) listed on the Advance Auto webpage is for a case of them
    They just didn't list it as a case on the website, that is why it's so expensive
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    ahhh... so should i use it on the engine plate that cause I can't get that off either, it was stuck in here, do you use 12 mm to get the bolts out?
     
  8. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I don't know what bolts you're talking about, but you can use pb blaster on any stuck bolts. Just get it soaked really good and let it set for a while, at least an hour or two.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    there are 4 bolts that hold the engine plate underneath the front differential right? i just want to make those are the only ones and that's it
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    Ohhhh, you mean the skid plate! I really had no idea what you meant.

    Yeah, it's just the 4 bolts.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    there a plate underneath the front differential, I need to take that off or I can't drain or fill it,
     
  12. Oct 10, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    Yeah, the skid plate. It's your skid plate. ;)
     
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    Performed the fluid change on the front diff and the transfer case. Just used mobile 1 LS. All went well, replaced the crush washers as well...figured it couldn't hurt at $1.25 each.
    Only problem was I wasn't expecting the front diff to be like peter north when I opened the drain plug...damn near shot to the front drivers side tire. Thanks for the write up and all the pics and part numbers. Now on to do the wifeys Envoy in a few weeks.
     
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    Just curious - how old are you :confused: Peter North was a porn star in the 60's if I remember correctly and I'm old enough to remember correctly:D
     
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    I'm 36 and more like the 80's-90's. I don't know any of todays stars, guess I could have gone the ron jeremy route too.
     
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    man I don't even know how u guys get down there... it so tight for me... Im a small bastard too, i guess I need to spray that PB Blaster into those bolts and see what happens, but the bolt that goes in the front differential its all rusted up BIG time... PB can take on this case? Man, I sure can use that Lift in a Garage place!
     
  17. Oct 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    My front diff bolts were rusted too. The 10 mm hex did not want to go in at first but pounded it in. It seems tight but its more than workable.

    I forgot to mention my transfer case oil was real clean but the front diff was very dark. That is the first change for both at 75K and its an 05.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Just changed mine. Royal Purple in the front, rear, and transfer case. Good to go! Thanks for the awesome write ups everyone!!!
     
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    i think i'm going to soak it with KROIL and see if I can loosen them bolts up a bit. Its hard for me to get to the 10mm Hex when there's a plate under block my way
     
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    Yes, I soaked mine several times (3-4 times) the week before I did this project. I also don't have the front skid plate.
     
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