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oil pan question, kinda.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by da0023, May 9, 2009.

  1. May 9, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    da0023

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    hey guys i got a question. I am looking at replacing my oil pan gasket on my 99 rerunner 2.7, due to the slight leak that has develop. anyhow i crawled up under my truck today to take a gander to see what kind of job it will be, it doesn't look all that bad but, toward the rear of the oil pan, where it meets up with the tranny housing, there are two rear bolts that must come out. question 1: what is the best way to remove them because it doesn't even look like a wrench will fit in there and question 2: what is that gasket looking thing that is sandwiched underneath the two bolts and on top of the tranny housing? it kinda just looks like a piece foam and it's real brittle, it was breaking off as I was touching it with my finger???
     
  2. May 9, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    dually

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    You will need to remove the stiffiner plates on the left and right sides of the tranny. Then that dust shield can be removed, allowing access to the bolts at the rear. You will also have to remove the front swaybar.
     
  3. May 9, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    are there any special instructions for removing/ reinstalling the stiffner plates and dust guard?
     
  4. May 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    nope. But i recommend "the right stuff" sealant over a pan gasket. Its an easy job, but easier with 2 people!
     
  5. May 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    You should be able to get a socket on them. the material is a cork gasket, similar to the gasket on the drain plug.
     
  6. May 9, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    dually, what is this "right stuff" you speak of? i went to autozone and the guy working there suggested the permatex black gasket maker and chris4x4, do you mean the dust quard is a cork gasket, or are you refering to something else?
     
  7. May 9, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    I was refering to the 2 bolts...but Im pretty sure Im wrong, so disregard. :eek:
     
  8. May 9, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    I know it’s a little pricy but this is what Toyota uses
    for oil pans and water pump’s.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 9, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    ^ripoff
     
  11. May 9, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    thanks guys for all the great replies, i mean it. keep up the good work. hey beef taco, i don't know where you live at, but i think your dealer is r.y.n.o., i actually called me dealer earlier in the week, and the price here in God's country was 16 bucks for a tube of fipg.
     
  12. May 9, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    hey dually, if the dust shield is metal, than what is that gasket looking thing that I am seeing between the oil pan and tranny?
     
  13. May 9, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    I said it was a little pricy I have been using it 9 years longer than you have been alive I would not use anything else just my opinion to each there own.
     
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    :eek:
    beeftaco, that stuff must be the balls and the cock if you have been using it for 33 years.
     
  15. May 9, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    I have worked for Toyota for over 27 years and have used it fix a whole lot of other things than just cars even used it to seal some toilet plumbing once.:p
     
  16. May 9, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    dang, that stuff must be as good as duct tape! haha. since you work a toyota, i got a question for you, my truck has this bad vibration/shaking(it's like i'm driving 90 down a gravel road, however I will be on some of the smoothest roads in my town. I have already replace all kinds of crap, new front/rear shocks, had the tire rotated/balanced, ball joints and tie rod inspected, even had it aligned, all checked out o.k., so what could be causing this horrible ride. for what it's worth, it gets worse the faster i go, 55-65 is terrible.
     
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