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Gear box drain and fill

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by twfsa, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    twfsa

    twfsa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Changed the diffs and transfer case today used what the owners manual said for weights, as clean and clear as the fluid was I drained out, it made me wonder why I was changeing it, 52 k on my truck and I would say if you haven't been in deep water don't mess with it. Going to the dealer for a trans flush.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    JLee

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    I here you there. I changed my rear diff fluid and it looked brand new I didn't know when the previous owner did it last so I did it any way. I'm going to be changing the transfer case tranny and front diff soon just so I know what's in there and when it was done.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    fireturk41

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    how much fluid does the transfer case take, im putting a new one in, the manual said 1qt for a complete refill but i got 3 to err with the side of caution
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    shitroc

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    the tcase takes 1qt anymore and it starts comin out the fill plug
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    thanks, ill use the rest in my front diff lol
     
  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    biggdog747

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    tcase and manual trans the fluid will look good and maybe your front diff but rear diff will come out looking dirty. i rec changing all drive line fluid every 15k.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    im only changing the t-case and trans because im replacing both lol, im replacing the front diff fluid because im putting on a beefier differential cover :p, i did it all about 10k ago so im prolly good another 20k or until i totally abuse it or dunk it underwater
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    twfsa

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    15 K change out waste of money and time, unless you think you have water in it, and at that it should be changed imediately!Save your money for beer!
     
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