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OIL IN MY WHEEL WELL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Stowe, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Stowe

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    I have a 07 Tacoma 4x4 dual cab, and noticed today my drivers side rear wheel, and wheel well have oil in them. I crawled under the truck and everything was clean and it appears the oil is coming from behind the brake drum.. before pulling everything apart, i wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem and what the solution was?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW! Sounds like you have a bad axel seal.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    x2, listen to the wise one! You're new, you'll soon learn to trust Chris like the rest of us. Although there seem to be quite a few threads referencing him blowing stuff up...:cool:


    Edited, I think used the wrong word there...
     
  4. Nov 24, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    FOX 2.0 RESIS,LRUCAS,BILLY 5100S ON THE REAR.MAGNAFLOW 11264,COLOR MATCHED GRILL,YELLOW FOG MOD.OVER HEAD DVD,FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T
    thats good.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    ya that's almost def an axle seal, not uncommon at all. probably a good idea to replace the brake shoes well your in there if not be sure to do a really good job cleaning them up.
     
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    awesome.. thanx man.. Happy Thanx Giving
     
  7. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    Actually 2....and a couple Laptopos,...a cel phone.....:eek:
     
  8. Nov 24, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    I believe I saw a video of a washing machine which encountered a cinder block (which was freaking hilarious by the way)
     
  9. Nov 24, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    that it was.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    No.. its mandatory to replace the shoes if oil got in the drum. You can't clean a brake shoe.. Not well.. not worth it anyway..

    Really .. axle seals are really a common problem? WOW.. Welcome to america toyota?
    I hope that's "a common problem for people running 35" swampers.
    I don't remember EVER replacing an axle seal due to failure on anything. Bearings die first and then just do a rebuild.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    That wasnt me though.......Im gonna do that soon.....
     
  12. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Ah, it would appear you were thrown under the bus... I'd take credit for that one, it looked like fun! I live near the city so I can't get away with stuff like that, damn neighbors would call the cops
     
  13. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    Im in the city too.....I have my issues with my HOA......welll......HAD issues with them :cool:
     
  14. Nov 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    we actually see a fair amount of bad axle seals on stock trucks almost always within waranty thought, and if not usually very high mileage, (alot of times the axles are full of water, so possible abuse) and I agree i would def replace the shoes, never have done one at work without new shoes. but honestly if it was my truck i would probably try cleaning them in hopes to save a buck... but I'm also not afraid to do it twice.
     
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