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Low Rear Diff fluid symptoms?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lordviews, Dec 26, 2022.

  1. Dec 26, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    So recently I changed out my rear diff fluid. I put 3 qts of 75w-90 and when I turn out from where I’m parked or turn all the way to make any turn it seems like the back studders a lot. Only started happening since I changed it. Did I put too little? Now that I think about it I did have a hard time emptying out every bottle and had a little left on each bottle. Just want to make sure if anyone’s experienced the same thing?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2022 at 5:15 PM
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    No idea if that's a symptom of low diff fluid but did you keep putting fluid in until it came out?
     
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    Did you put LSD additive? Do you have a real LSD? What truck?

    Did you pump it in?
     
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    Studder as in the tire chirp or as in loss of power?
     
  5. Dec 26, 2022 at 5:20 PM
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    Sounds like it needs posi-additive.
     
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    I put a little piece of something to see if it was almost full and it made contact as soon as I put it in so I assumed it was full. Not absolute sure and now I’m doubting myself
     
  7. Dec 26, 2022 at 5:22 PM
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    The best I can deacribe it is when I let go of my brake and start turning out of a parking spot going very slowly it vibrates in the back. Only happens when I turn
     
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    I’m going to be honest I have no idea what that additive is or does. I have an 07 trd sport
     
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    What fluid did you put in it? I believe those years had LSDs. When I changed my fluid earlier this year with Mobil 1 Synthetic 75w-90 it was LSD compatible. My 09 doesn't have an LSD so it didn't pertain to me
     
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    Yeah that’s what it looks like.
     
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    Okay then hopefully that is the one you used. My best guess is to buy some more, take the fill plug off and put some in until some comes out.

    Also make sure not to over torque the bolt as you'll strip the threads. Also if there's oil on the threads it'll make it easier to over torque them so make sure to get as much oil off the threads before tightening.
     
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