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Oil Change Mishap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CRT78, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    CRT78

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    Ok, I'm an idiot.

    I've got a 2011 Toyota Tacoma, changed the oil for the first time today at 5k miles.

    I foolishly unscrewed something other than the oil drain plug and a pinkish/oily like liquid came out. I was using a 14mm socket if that helps. I'm thinking it was the rear differential fluid is that right?

    It was about a foot from where the oil drain plug is (yes, I did find it), towards the back of the truck.

    Thanks and looking forward to becoming part of this great community.
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    Brunes

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    The rear differential is much farther back. You just drained the transmission.

    Do NOT drive it. Get a ride to the nearest dealership and get the replacement fluid.

    Edit: Check this out
     
  3. May 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    that was your tranny
     
  4. May 14, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    The Op said the 14mm plug he removed was a foot inback of the engine dran plug. I've got the automatic and the transmission is alot farther back than a foot. Isn't the manual transmission plug farther back than a foot also?
     
  5. May 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    I did that too the first time I changed the oil on my truck. :D
    It was only for a split second though as I saw the oil was pink and put the bolt back in with the quickness. No harm done.
     
  6. May 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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  7. May 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Honestly, not to be a dick, but if you can't tell the difference between a transmission and an oil pan, you shouldn't be working on your truck.
     
  8. May 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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  9. May 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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  10. May 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Def sounds like the tranny.
     
  11. May 14, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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  12. May 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    in all hoesty though, its the ONLY way he is gonna learn. i may have gotten on TW and asked or looked for the thread. if it wasnt raining here, id go take some pics and post them.
     
  13. May 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    dont you have free oil changes for 25000 miles?
     
  14. May 14, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    this is what forums are for, I'm not gonna flame him. He's the one who's dealing with it. You live and learn.
     
  15. May 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    just dont pour the transmission fluid back into your radiator....
     
  16. May 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    Lol I had a different problem with my oil change...being a manual and all. I unscrewed the filter thinking I had the damn hole covered but oil streamed down onto me AC pump and I had the worst squeal for over 2 months...lol
     
  17. May 14, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    How much fluid drained out?
     
  18. May 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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