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Where is the Diff Locker Breather?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Tacoma’20, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Jul 12, 2020 at 7:24 AM
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    Hey guys, new here. I was just wondering where the diff locker breather was since I’m having a hard time finding it. I’ve seen the regular diff breather, but what about the locker breather?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    the locker isnt a separate part is it? so it doesnt need it's own does it?
     
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    Well, in the 4Runner, it is a separate part. As in the diff and the locker don’t share the same breather tube. There’s two in the 4Rnnr.
    https://youtu.be/1MFW8YK9dx0
    Go to (3:03)
    Wanderlust Overland said that this mod is for 4Rnnr, Tcma, and FJCrsr. So I guess it should be there somewhere
     
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    cool. learn something new
     
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    I've seen many write ups and instructionals on diff beathers for Tacomas and trucks in general. This is the first I've seen anything about a locker breather.

    My Taco with a E-locker doesn't have that. I doubt yours does either. (EDIT: yes it does, lol)
     
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    A 2020 Taco with rear elocker does not have a locker breather because everything is inside the diff and it is electric. The front diff has an actuator breather along with a diff breather that can be located coming up the wheel well inside the engine compartment next to the fuse/relay box. Only other breaters are Trans and Tcase which are located on top of the trans.
     
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    Thats because people like to hype things up but dont always understand why. (how many people can actually point to having water in the rear diff after water crossings.. I know I didnt after many rocker-deep crossings)

    Anyway, back on topic.. On the 2nd gens its a very tiny rubber tube that runs up into the rear cross member near the fuel tank. It almost looks like a wire cause its so small. Im not sure about the 1st gens

    @Texoma is probably right about the 3rd gens
     
  8. Jul 13, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    They'd have to actually look first, lol...
     
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    yep, same on the 1st gens that I've seen.
     
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    There's no locker breather on my 2004 TRD.
     
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    Here's the breather on my '02, same as on my old '01 - off & on the truck.

    difflock_breather.jpg
     
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    Well I'll be damned.

    I just crawled under my truck to check this out again, and low and behold...

    I guess my just skipped right over it all these years and never considered this. Guess I just assumes it was a wire.

    20200713_154352.jpg
     
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    lol - yeah, I thought it was a wire, too, until I tried to unplug it - by feel, of course.
     
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    Lol, my old thread . . . so are you guys SURE that it's electric and internal? If so, then why does the 5th Gen 4Runner have a breather for the locker? o_O

    I crawled under the Taco today, but I got pretty lost up there + there wasn't much room

    EDIT: I'm referring to 3rd Gens with factory e-lockers by the way
     

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