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Help with front dif oil change

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by reg, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    reg

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    I've searched and searched, but I can't find an answer on where the filler plug is located for the front differential on a 1995.5 Tacoma. I've seen pictures showing the drain and filler plugs, but it must be for a 2nd generation, since mine doesn't look like that. Also what size are the hex to remove the plugs. I need to buy a set I guess, since mine don't go as big as the one in the drain plug.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I thought it was a little larger?? GAH!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    No no....I cant remember either.....:eek:
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Ok....:notsure:
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Thanks for the diagram.. That's just what I needed. It looks like I need to buy one of those little syringe pump things to get the fluid in that top hole.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Your welcome :)
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    The drain plug is a 12mm allen on early Tacomas. They changed to 10mm later (and in fact, if you buy a replacement plug for any year, it will come with a 10mm). No one has 12mm (I had to buy one special for this, it wasn't in any of my sets), so its a welcome change.

    -Sam
     
  9. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    This is just a random questions, but why use an allen head bolt instead of a regular bolt with a normal bolt head?

    Ive always wondered this and never really knew why.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    I just used some tubing and a funnel. Ran it down through the engine compartment.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Good to know. I thought mine was a 12mmm but couldnt remember...

    Good tip!
     
  12. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    So you don't accidentally drain the front diff when trying to change the oil?
     
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