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replacing my gear oils today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Raylo, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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    Raylo

    Raylo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had my rear wheel bearings replaced under warranty a couple weeks ago and when I got the receipt there were no itemizations for gear oil. Turns out the Tacoma, unlike any vehicle I have ever worked on, doesn't need to have the pumpkin opened to disconnect the axles. So they apparently did the work and topped off whatever little got out from the axles under "shop supplies".

    Also seems funny that with a premature bearing failure they wouldn't also replace the gear oil. Oh well, I am just going to do it myself today. And do the front diff and xfer case whilst I am at it.

    I am at 29kmiles and don't tow or do a lot of offroad so this is technically not required at 30k but is good practice to do it.... especialy want to drain out anything nasty in the rear so my new bearings have a fighting chance.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:52 AM
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    take pics of the whole process and post in your initial post for a thread..
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Its hard to replace wheel bearing with out drining gear oil. So I am pretty sure they had to do this but since you lost on bearing you may want to check your oil.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    That's what I thought but if you don't remove the pumpkin cover maybe just a pint or 2 would run out the axle tubes? And I don't see why they would miss a chance to bill Toyota for the oil if they were putting in the whole 3 qts. I am just going to replace it. I have 6 qts of Lucas Synth 75-90 ready to go for the diffs and xfer case. I am also going to be snugging up the "propeller shaft nuts" as per the 30k maint.
     
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