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Oil level in differential?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ecampvet, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    ecampvet

    ecampvet [OP] Active Member

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    At 35,000 I pulled the plugs on my gearboxes ('06 four cylinder, 2wd shortbed) and the tranny was full to the bottom of the check plug, while the differential took almost a quart. This truck is a highway vehicle and does not get driven hard. Any ideas?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    afd23a

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    If it's not leaking out one of the plugs, then another possibility could be a leaky rear axle seal. A quart definately sounds like a lot to be down to me. :eek:
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    It is possible that it was under filled. I would fill it up and check for leaks unless you have time to take it to the dealer.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    X2...might be a "monday/friday" thing
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    ecampvet

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    I am certain there were no leaks, so I must have a Monday/Friday truck. I wonder what else they forgot to do. My nearest dealer is 250 miles away.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    sonjay

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    If its leaking it would be wet looking around the pinion seal.
     
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