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Rear differential!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoman00, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Aug 27, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    tacoman00

    tacoman00 [OP] Your Average Joe

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    Just finished changing my rear differential for the first time after 82,500 miles! I know im late but better late than never. I followed the DIY guide by chris4x4! Very helpful! I must say this is a very simple change and you should do it if you havent! It took me 30 minutes only because i was being careful! I used 75w-90 mobil 1 fully synthetic oil with 4 ounces out of a tube of LSD additive. I would recommend getting some type of tubing, because even with the squeeze spout bottles i had, i struggled getting the last 1/8th of the bottle to empty because of the spare Tire being in the way. Anyways, it does feel much smoother now.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    08TacoTrD

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    5100's and 883 OME Coils TRD Exhaust Deaver 1.5" AAL Rear Differential Breather Extension, 4WD Light, Tailgate Pipe clamp, Fog lights on while High Beams on, Carrier Bearing flip
    Last time I did mine I ran some tubing up over the passenger side tire and used a funnel. Quick and easy. Trying to pump it or squeeze the bottles is a huge pain.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    tacoman00

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    Yeah it wont too bad just took time
     
  4. Aug 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Too much time. Plus with a tube and funnel you're standing up next to the truck and not laying down under the truck.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    canucktacoma

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    just did mine on my new accustion2008 taco,used a small pump from walmart 15$ keep oil warm goes quick,did tranny as well,next is rad.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Spoonman

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    Rear differential fluid=\=rear differential.

    GJ though. Feels good working on your own vehicle.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    esse10

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    Just did mine yesterday after 120k miles and the oil still came out dark red and clean, just fyi. I had no issues while driving before and have none now, ( but I don't off road or pull anything heavy). I used valvoline 80w90 LS as per Toyota Dealer suggested. Now Contemplating doing my tranny fluid or not.
     

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