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In need of differential direction!!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tacoma.dose, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    tacoma.dose

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    Hey My name's Dave im from the 619(San Diego) and I have a few concerns to share with the Taco Gods.

    My rear-end is in serious need of fluid change. Trucks at 45k and am also hearing a clank when accelerating from a stop.

    I'm not sure what fluid I need or where to get it and is the clank any way related?

    I drive the 08 PreRunner TRD with the diff lock capability.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
    Read this but as you dont have the Limited Slip Differential, you dont need to add any Addative.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    tacoma.dose

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    Thanks Chris4x4. any idea about the clank?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:56 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Hello David, welcome to TW.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    4low2go

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  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The "Clank" sounds like it could be a U joint...
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    Danosabre

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    +1 U joint
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Crawl underneath the truck and look at the U-joints. Grab the drive shaft and shake it, twist it, etc. You might have some rotational 'play' in it but if you notice any linear play (up & down/side to side)....it's probably u-joint.


    2008 ??? You're still under warrantee aren't you?

    Take it to the dealer and let them figure it out!
     
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