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Problems with differential fluid change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Lentsnh, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What can I say to make my dad change his mind that I NEED TO CHANGE THE DIFF OIL.

    He got the brakes done today at our Toyota dealership and my dad asked the Service manager about that I needed to change the diff oil.

    My dad told me after I got back from school that "There was no need to because the tranny and diff were sealed and that there was no way to get into the tranny or diff and that the truck will stay with those fluids FOREVER." (close to what he said--- cant remember all of it because I was furious about it)

    I told my dad about the awesome write-up about changing the diff fluid from Chris and Brian. He didnt care...... he just argued with me about it.:mad:
     
  2. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Help anyone
     
  3. wildjerseyfirefighter

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    just fawking do it. Oil breaks down over time, and if left unchanged it will cost more in the long run.

    Its like never changing your motor oil..
    Why does your dad refuse to let you do the diff oil? Are you mechanically inclined? or are you all thumbs?

    The tranny he is half right..You either need toyota to do it, or a special tool from matco/snap on to change the trans fluid.
     
  4. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Im the mechanic for my family. They rarely have to take their cars in.


    Im up to do it. Wirhout a doubt.... He talked to the Service Manager about the diff and tranny. I know for a fact that the diff isnt because why would Chris and Brian put that tutorial up if the diff was sealed.......... :confused:
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    The rear diff is NOT sealed. It has a breather, and hypoid gears. It needs to be changed every 15,000 miles. If you have the LSD, you need to add the LS addative. Tell your Dad to open the owners manual. Its all stated in it. :)
     
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    What Chris said-

    and Just do it!!
     
  7. Lentsnh

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    Im going to tell him that RIGHT NOW. What would it be under in the manual
     
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    My truck has 28207 miles on her right now, I have a check up in about 477 miles, and I was wondering if Toyota is gonna change out the differential fluid or what.
     
  9. Lentsnh

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    Did the previous owner have it changed out?
     
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    I'm not sure, shouldnt toyota change out the diff fluid when we bring out trucks in for maintenance??:confused:
     
  11. chris4x4

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    It should be in the maintinance schedual section.

    Do it yourself and save some money. Did they change it @ 15,000?
     
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    They should if its time for it. You might have to tell them.
     
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    I would hope so because I bought the truck with like 20019 miles on it
     
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    Your the man Chris!!!! Thank you... Rep coming your way
     
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    Ask him the next time you talk or see him. If not get it done Pronto.
     
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    I'll give him a call later, pronto is not an option, two weeks from now yeah, in the next 3 weeks my truck will be in and out of shops, gotta fix the damage, rotate my BFGs and get the maintenance done on it:D
     
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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well its in the shop..... haha I doubt they would do any joy riding in your truck. Well in 3 weeks.... DO IT:D
     
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    Where else would it be???
     
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    I would literally kill the workers at the body shop if they went joy riding in my truck after they were done testing making sure everything seem great on the truck before I came by to pick her up.
     
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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I would be too... I would be your back up:rolleyes:
     
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