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Rear differential leak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chinorx3, May 27, 2017.

  1. May 28, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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    Muddinfun

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  2. May 28, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Oh yeah. Sorry. The axles will need to be pulled out 3 or 4 inches
     
  3. May 29, 2017 at 2:18 AM
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    That's what I was wondering if I had to pull axles . Worked on many of my own cars even rebuilt couple engines , even a Rotary Engine but never a rear end . I'm a Back yard mechanic that never went to school for it and learned all from books and you tube lol . But I try and do it right the first time and the correct way
     
  4. May 29, 2017 at 2:18 AM
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    Thanks again everyone
     
  5. May 30, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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    The torque for the carrier to axle housing nuts is shown as 18 lb·ft in the exploded diagrams in FSM repair section--for both the locking and non-locking differentials:

    [​IMG]

    This correlates with the torque specified in the 3rd gen recall document; and with what would be reasonable for class 4.x metric studs. My references state 14 to 18 lb·ft for M10 4.6/4.8 (I ran a mill file across the end of one, they are not hardened)

    However it appears to be incorrectly specified as 33 lb·ft in the torque specification table--torquing these mild steel studs to 33 lb·ft would be quite enough to snap them off:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. May 30, 2017 at 4:45 AM
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    Thanks I would be pissed if one broke
    Thanks
     
  7. May 30, 2017 at 5:24 AM
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    If your pulling axles you might want to consider doing the axle seals.
     
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  8. May 30, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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    Are you sure it's not leaking from the breather? Run any deep water lately?
     

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