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gears ???????????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dzlguy, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    hey guys i have a 98 toyota tacoma regular cab 4x4 5spd and im trying to find out what gears it has in it but i looked ob the vin and it has a ? mark were it should tell me any ideas?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    You can probably calculate it manually. Count the number of rear drive shaft revolutions it takes to rotate the rear wheel one full revolution. If it is slightly more than 4 drive shaft revs its a 4.10. If its almost 4.5 revs, its probably a 4.30. If its slightly less that 4, it'll be a 3.90. You get the idea.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    :confused:
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    lol I was backin you up
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    The axle code for your rig can be found on the manufacture's sticker located on the driver's side door jamb as follows:
    First digit:
    • A = 7.5" ring gear
    • B = 8" ring gear
    Next two digits:
    • 01 = 3:42
    • 02 = 3:58
    • 03 = 4:10
    • 04 = 4:56
    • 05 = 3:15
    • 06 = 3:91
    • 07 = 4.30
    Last digit:
    • A = 2 Pinion, Open
    • B = 4 Pinion, Open
    • C = 2 Pinion OEM Limited Slip
     
  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I think the OP said there was a question mark where the diff code should be. Maybe I read that wrong. :eek:

    Thanks Man! :D
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    The gear code is not in the VIN. Its near the lower right of the sticker. It will be a 4 digit code, for example "B04A" .....
     
  9. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Shall we cast lots as to which it is??

    Im goin with B03a aka 4.10s :cool:
     
  11. Oct 9, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    thanks for the info guys but were the gear code is it has a ? mark ill just do it by what digirauts said by turning the wheel
     
  12. Oct 9, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    Can you post a pic? Are you looking in the right spot?
     
  13. Oct 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    ill try to get one but yea lookin in right spot
     
  14. Oct 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    yea were it says a/tm becide it has a ? mark like this A/TM ? /
     

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