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What is this hoes!!! Help! It's leaking everywhere.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bhh2000, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    bhh2000

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    What is it?! Just looked under my truck and saw a huge amount of some kind of hydraulic fluid!?? It seems to be coming from here! Is it an overflow or something? it's in the drivers side next to the block! Any help would be very appreciated.

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  2. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    toysr5man

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    to me it looks like the breather for the front diff. have you changed front diff fluid lately? if so did you overfill it?
     
  3. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Yea, looking like a diff breather to me too.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    ^^ yep this
     
  5. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    Snowman

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    Damn hoes always actin a fool
     
  6. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Yup its the diff breather, check your fluid levels
     
  8. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Diff breather? I have never Touched the diff since I bought the truck 8 months ago...

    I'd say there is about 8+ ounces of fluid on everything around and under it.... No idea how much has dropped off. Is it still a good idea to drive it?

    My speedometer cable is problematic. This morning when it was below freezing it was being noisier then hell and the needle was vibrating around alot. Could this have anything to do with it?


    How do I check my diff fluid level?
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    There should be a fill plug and a drain plug on the differential. the drain plug is on the bottom, and the fill plug is about halfway up. Make sure you can loosen the fill plug if you plan on changing/draining the fluid or you could screw yourself. Next, take the fill plug out and stick your finger in there. If you can feel the fluid you should be good. It may be a good idea (depending on how recently it's been done) to drain it and look at the condition it's in. Good luck.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    how the hell would the diff breather be leaking?

    although i agree with that it looks like the transmission of front differential breather.

    i was just never aware that fluid could be pumper out of them lol.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Yea, you got me on that one. I'll take a WAG and say (looking at the pic) with all the dirt/mud build up on the breather, it may not have been functioning correctly and had too much pressure build up until it found a way out. but like I said, that is just a bs answer at best.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Follow the line and see where it goes. Post a pic of that so we can verify.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    I agree that it looks like the breather for the front dif, and I thought the dif/tranny/tc all came to 1 breather too. I remember looking into rerouting them to do that and noticing that it was already done. Or at the very least they came to the same point.
     
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    I'm following the line right now what do you guys think about the speedometer cable? Could that have anything to do with it?
     
  16. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    I thought this thread was about something else. :(
     
  17. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    No,

    Looks like you may have something plugging your breather.

    Have you gone into any deep water lately?
     
  18. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Its the front diff breather.....

    I had a similar (but smaller) issue on my 96 many years ago. I never did find out what the problem was.....and other folks had the same issue. I think it was just the design of the diff and how it vented especially when it got really hot.

    I checked & changed the diff fluid and put a new (and extended) breather hose on it. So - even if it did vent up the hose, the oils would flow back down into the diff when things cooled off.

    Since you've lost so much oil, you need to check the oil. It'd be a good idea to change it too....easy peasy. Take the diff breather hose off and make sure its not clogged and fully clean before putting it back on.
     
  19. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    only reason i clicked on it too. where are these leaky sluts?
     
  20. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Hmmm, alright. So I'll change my diff fluid then. Do you think should drive with it having lost a lot?
     
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