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Where are the breathers?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomazach, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    tacomazach

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    So I'm about to do the rear diff breather mod. However I'd like to relocate (if needed) all of the other breathers. Can anyone help me with where to find all of the other breathers? like the front diff, transmission, transfer case, and any other breather I'm not thinking about. Thanks guys
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    The front diff breather is already extended (somewhat) from the factory. It goes up into the engine bay. You'll just have to poke around for it. It has the same plastic cup looking thing at the end of it.

    The Transmission/transfer case vent into eachother (I think). The only reason I say this based on a diagram scanned out of the 96 Service Manual
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    When I did mine (on the 96), I extended the rear breather up into the engine bay by the clutch resevoir. I ran a T fitting in that same hose (from the rear diff) and connected the front diff into it.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Well that's kind of crazy. I never would have thought they breathed into each other. Thanks man
     
  4. Feb 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    The front breathers are already extended high up...

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    For what-ever reason, the rear differential is not (the rear locker motor has an extended breather that disappears in the truck frame... higher than the differential.

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    Here is the (removed) rear breather... and a new front breather, used when the rear is extended, at the end of the tube:

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    Here is the new 'union' installed on the rear differential:

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    Here are what you need for the rear differential mod:

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    I located the extended breather in the side compartment instead of the gasoline fill bay, as others did.

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    It has been fine there... no signs of oil, ever.

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    Even after fun off roading!

    If you want more details on this mod with prices, etc. , just click on the link to it in my signature, below!
     
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