Transmission model A541E 17 bolt fluid pan : - Service change only - 3. After showing the picture above, they determined it was a spider gear installed incorrectly. You will automatically see a few lines in the odometer that will start … to go away. Decided to change my diff fluid so I thought I would post some pics and sort of do a how to writeup. The magnets and filters are there to catch them. The engine oil came out looking clean, the rear differential fluid came out looking like liquid Etch-A-Sketch for you young kids you'll have to Google that. Contact your Toyota dealer about the weight of accessory parts.
I run synthetic in my 16 year old Jeep and I change the oil every 10,000 miles. You scared me into the early oil and differential changes! I tried using a paper clip. I just do it for peace of mind knowing that everything is flushed out. Brakes, tranny fluid, all that stuff. While holding down the trip meter reset knob turn the ignition to run one position before starting engine. Then for the front diff and transfer case, I used Redline 75W-90 synthetic gear oil.
An oil with a higher viscosity one with a higher value may be better suited if the vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load conditions. Drain the oil and replace the oil filter. And it took total 9 qts of oil. Add as necessary to reach the full mark on the dipstick. So now, truck has a whole new differential.
Wait 30 m … inutes and check the oil level. I have taken my runner in the water quite abit and that is why I changed them just to be safe. Protect your motor with an Amsoil synthetic oil. Synthetic motor oil takes longer to break down and therefore can still protect your engine for as long as 5000 miles. Don't know if there's any truth to that. Be sure to make a note.
Whether you own a Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda or other make, we have the oil and filter for you! Overnight sit, full warm up then 10 minute sit, 15 minute run then 10 minute sit. It has a viscosity of 20 wt. If you do not have a speedometer cable, your sensor is on the transmission. My Tacoma has 190k on it and has never had an issue. Look into adding more oil capacity; Look into an engine oil cooler; there is really no need for a second filter. It's not inside the diff, so you don't need anything but pure 75W-90.
Authentic owners manuals can be had through eBay. A little oil will drop into the cup when you remove the used filter. You now know the capacity. Access Cab models This number is also on the Certification Label. You can also jack up the driver side of the truck to get it all out but just draining it level gets enough of it, that plug is low and at an angle to begin with. Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug.
Let the engine run for 45 seconds and then shutdown. Rear fluid is easy to change, two crush washers and a 24 mm socket. Turn the ignition to run one position before starting engine. I double checked the oil level each half qt of oil added after 7 qts already poured. The oil filter was doing its job and catching the little metal shavings in the filter and the magnet on the differential drain caught a good chunk of metal.
I found it best to get a 10mm hex socket from ,, wherever, so I could use a breaker bar + pb blaster to crack them loose the first time. Took it in and the service department put it on a lift and listened to it. Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day. They are one of the best, low cost improvements for Toyota trucks. If replacement is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer. Anyways, no matter what your dealer says, I'd recommend a rear differential fluid change way before the recommended 30,000 miles and oil before 5,000 miles.