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has this happend to anyone?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 1999tacoma, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:58 AM
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    1999tacoma

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    has anyone got water in the transmission from off roading? because i got stuck in a mud hole and all i could do was go fowards and backwards in it but i couldnt get out so my buddy had to jerk me out of it.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    yea, ive seen it happen before
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    its bullshit right?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have had water in both diffs, tranny, AND the transfer case. Just change the oil, and you will be fine.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Um, the transmission only goes forward and backward... but yeah, if you're concerned about water in there go ahead and get the fluid changed. Good Luck!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    Not always. If it is an automatic there could be internal damage from the strawberry milkshake, if a manual and the bellhousing isn't sealed the the clutch could get toasted. Like in this guy's new Rubicon

    The guy I linked to had water if his FJ's automatic trans and had to have it replaced. FWIW that transmission is apparently $6,000.

    Drain the fluids, see how they look, replace and go from there. Hopefully you will be just fine but.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:22 AM
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    Pretty sure the breathers for the front diff and the tranny on the 2nd gens are already extended to just right of the engine, near the battery.

    The rear one is the only one that sits right on the pumpkin. Not sure if the transfer case has a breather or where it is.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:09 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I had water get into the tranny in my Chevy 1/2 ton I had before my tacoma. Had the tranny completely flushed until the fluid came out clean(took like 3x more than a usual service flush) but the tranny was fine afterward. I only drove the truck about 15 miles with that junk in there, then trailered it to a shop to have the flush done.

    Im going to stay out of deep water in my Tacoma, especially until I relocate the breathers.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    For my FJ there are extended breathers in place for the front diff and ADD. I had to extend the breathers for the transmission, transfer case and rear diff.

    On the Tacoma (2003) I know the 2 breathers in the engine bay are for the front diff and ADD. I have yet to relocate the rear diff breather and yet to find and relocate the transfer case and transmission breathers. I have heard from a reliable source that they are as much a pain in the ass as the ones on the FJC.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    hook me up gentlemen...ADD?

    Also when you say it comes on top transmission behind engine, How high is that? Midway of the engine or just to the top side of the tranny?

    so as long as i am not fording something that is above the bottom of my door all i should have to mod is the rear diff? that is until i get that snorkel some day and start swimming this thing :) so what do you recommend?
     
  11. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    Automatic Disconnecting Differential.

    Electronically or vacuum controlled to engage or disconnect the driveshaft from the differential.

    I know on my 2003 Tacoma it is electronically actuated but on some Tacoma's it is vacuum actuated.

    A link with some more information on ADD.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Apologize for the double post but I got in a hurry.

    On the my FJC one was higher up on the rear of the engine about even with the valve cover. The other was right at the top of the bellhousing where it mated with the engine. Took an inspection mirror and a lot of blind feeling to find. I had to disconnect and relocate one with one hand and it was a tight fit for my arm between the engine and firewall.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Thanks that clears it up. TW never fails!
     
  14. Jun 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    i have had water even get in my power steering fluid. I got the front end stuck only and couldn't back out or get pulled out. truck stayed there for about 2 hours before i could get a wrecker to pull me out. I ended up flushing the entire power steering system and refilled with some Lucas treatment to try and save the pump. the best thing to do is just keep changing fluids until all the water flushes out.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    how do u tell if u have water in ur power steering fluid?
    or tranny
    besides draining it
     
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