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Front Diff Leak!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by goomba, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Dec 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    goomba

    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    My frond diff is leaking where the triple by-pod joint meets the diff on both sides (the boot is not leaking the diff is). I am trying to figure out how to stop the leak or what part is needed to stop it. Also I have a vibe that is getting worse and worse in the front end, could this cause the vibe? Note I have had my tires balanced several times and they are Good Year TDs.
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  2. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Bump!
    Does any one know or is it a stupid question?:(
     
  3. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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  4. Dec 19, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Thank you so much.
    Another question. How do you get out the bearing out, and how do you put it back in(for 1st gen)?
     
  5. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    you have a bad axle seal causing your front differential to leak out all its fluid, note i would not drive with this because overheating can cause irrepairable damage to your front diff. im too lazy right now but check ttora for a guide or google it
     
  6. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    TacomaJPP

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    My 97 had a leak. I used my Haynes manual to replace it. The manual was pretty good in explaining each step. My 97 had manual hubs which makes it slightly easier than ADD hubs. It's a seal that needs to be replaced. Just go to Toyota and have them show you an exploded view of that area and the seal is rather obvious. I think the seal was less than $10. However, it took me 2 or 3 evening (after work) to do the entire job.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Thanks. Does the Haynes manual tell you how to replace the outer bearing as well?
     
  8. Dec 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    I have a Chilton's that deas a decent job of explaing the seal replacemet. I bet the haynes is better.

    This link shows in it somewhere the hose clamp trick to remove cv's with the slide hammer (saves at least an hour)
    http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru.../50373-cv-axle-replacement-repair-w-pics.html

    Totally agree get the exploded view once you get the cv's out its pretty much like any oil seal change. But definitly make sure it was just normal wear that ruined them. If there's another problem that munched the seals you'll already be that far.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Got the seals to fix leak and got some wheel bearings to fix my vibration. Turned out it was the wheel bearings not the bearings in the diff. I am going to try and post a video on how to do it. thanks guys.
     
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