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Oil pan gasket replacement on 2.7 liter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Dlead, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Dlead

    Dlead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys i was wondering how hard it would be to replace the oil pan gasket on my 1998 toyota tacoma 4x4 4cyl

    Thanks in advance for any replies...and if someone has pics or anything they would be greatly aprreciated.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Supra TT

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yeah Nvm.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

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    Over all i'd say it'd be a big pain in the ass. replacing the gasket isn't hard once you get to a point where the pan will come off.

    but removing everything to get to it would be a bitch. i could be completely wrong but i think you'd have to remove quite a few of your front wheel drive components. especially since our tacomas have a fairly heavy duty front wheel drive set up. if you were 2wd i think it'd be much easier.

    just my initial thoughts. i'd look in the fsm and see what procedure they have
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    TacoMX

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    +1.....I do believe that you have to drop the front diff to drop the pan.....mine is seeping and not leaking yet. Not looking forward to that
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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    45acp

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    I can't speak with certainty on a '98 but on the 01-04 Tacos... there is no gasket. They use a high-grade silicone caulk or something. Had mine redone recently and yeah, you have to remove the front diff.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Sorry about my original post.... I forgot...SAS, nothing is in the way :mad:
     
  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Dlead

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    Thanks for all the replies and yea my front diff is gonna gave to be dropped :mad:
    It is gonna suck! Lol
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    in the process of doing my 97 oil pan gasket. its 2:20am and been working on taking out the diff since 9pm. got one side out and one side almost ready to come out. tools needed: ALOT OF PATIENCE
     
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