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Rear Differential Leaking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bolt79, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Nov 25, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    Bolt79

    Bolt79 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, I noticed that my rear differential was leaking at the drain plug. I checked it and found the that the plug was loose. I don't know how it got loose--the truck only has 9600 miles on it and I've never messed with it. It must have vibrated loose. Makes me wonder if it was torqued properly at the factory.

    Anyways, I checked the fluid level in the rear end and while it wasn't level with the bottom of the fill hole, I could still stick my pinky in the hole and touch fluid. Does anyone know if this is enough fluid in the rear differential or should I add some to replace what I lost while it was dripping?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    SampleFool

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    Yes thats plenty enough to keep them lubed up.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    It should be just fine. You can always top it off if it makes you feel better.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Bolt79

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    Yea, I'll probably add a little just for peace of mind.
     
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