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transmission question...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cicada83, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    cicada83

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    I have a 2.7 5 speed 08 4x4 tacoma. I have changed the tranny oil in it about 3 months ago to smooth it out a little. Now I have this area on the transmission that always has a little gear oil residue on it. I will clean it and wipe it off but it comes back. Not dripping, but always wet. In the picture it is where the two separate units come together (the brown metal)...maybe transfer case? what is this? Is it bad? Thanks for the help guys.

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  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Looks like the sealant may be bad. Did you just drain and fill or tear it down when you changed the oil?
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    HondaGM

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    was it leaking before ? make sure the sealing washers are still there and tighten the drain and fill plugs
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    cicada83

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    I am not sure what the questions is but I just drained out the bottom and filled in the top side. I can check the plugs but those don't seem to have gear oil around them...

    What do you mean the sealant may be bad?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    I see Red RTV sealant between the aluminum and steel.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    dually

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    By military standards, this wouldnt deadline a vehicle! LOL

    By my standards, I would try to fix it until it breaks. But really, that doesnt seem to be anything to worry about. As long as there are not continuos drips or rapid fluid loss.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2! No biigie. Just keep an eye on it. If it gets worse, then deal with it. :)
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If your still under warranty, it cant hurt to have them look at it.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    cicada83

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    alright, that is kind of what I thought, thanks guys. I did not want to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
     
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