The metal was so thin, like paper. Is the 3,000 mile mark a misprint? Remove each brake line from each wheel. So a tooth count is the most accurate test, but also the hardest to do if the diff is bolted up to the axle housing. This one has been retrofitted into other Landcruiser models with considerable effort , but it doesn't appear to be compatible with any non-Landcruiser vehicles. To be honest, don't use a garage especially Jiffy Lube , do it yourself.
Sheesh sure was nasty at 37k!. By - February 22, 2016 Contributors: Philbert This article applies to the Toyota Tacoma 1996-2015. So, you have the top off, now what do you do with it? Use Brakleen or similar as well as a rag to clean up the mating surfaces of the diff cover and face the diff housing. I also noticed that the transfer case's drain plug doesn't seem to have a magnet on it like the front diff. The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the rear of the vehicle. All other gear sets have thicker ring gears and do not fit. All of our Differentials are guaranteed to fit if you use enter your Toyota 4Runner into your Year Make Model selector.
The technician diagnosed that the rear differential housing was rusted, leaked fluid intermittently and there were multiple holes to the point that the component may fracture. Set the differential to the side in a safe, clean area. He and his shop are highly recommended by members of the Toy4x4 mailing list Pirate4x4. Have been a mechanic and body person all my life and never seen rusting and crumbling of a frame in chunks falling off! I'm really worried about how strong the axle housing structure is and if it could possible break in half while driving vehicle. Once the bolts are out, you should be able to compress the driveshaft and push it aside, out of the way. The 4 cyl ring and pinion gears are somewhat smaller overall than the V6 parts, i.
For better accuracy, you can use say 10 or 20 revolutions and then divide your drive shaft revolutions to get the gear ratio. He explained to me that the bolt and clip than holds the brake line down on the rear differential had rusted and broken off of the differential cover. He and his shop are highly recommended by members of the Toy4x4 mailing list Pirate4x4. Removing the drain plug: Comparing the drill and fill plugs with the new set. I guess I need to take a second look. But what about people who are not mechanically inclined or who are completely unaware?. Fugured it was a 4.
He should me when it was on the lift. They were a bit dirty, some solvent seemed to remove the surface grime, but I suspected, after 220,000 miles of use, they may be dirty inside. The transfer case uses a 24mm socket like the rear diff. Use a hydraulic floor jack and lift the rear end of the truck. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Driveshafts are simple, yet critical. This article applies to the Toyota Tundra 2000-present.
I picked up a pump for the Amsoil gear oil bottle at my local O'reillys. After looking around on the internet I found this is a common problem, of the housing not only being too thin of metal for the application, but low quality steel that's prone to corrosion. If you have a limited slip or automatic locker, then you'll need both wheels in the air and you'll use just one wheel revolution to get the rear ratio. In addition, on September 23, 2015. Once the front differential is fully drained plug the drain and proceed with filling: Again, the differential is full when you see a steady stream of differential oil flow out of the fill hole. There is an excellent rear diff howto at I also put this tutorial on.
If youre comfortable changing your own oil, this is something you can tackle without any specialty tools. The approximate failure mileage was not available. I did mine 2 weekends ago. Note that you may get different readings on the gear ratio with the above methods. Remove the flange bolts from the shaft. If your in a spot were you don't have the finances take care of the problem it leaves you in a spot of drive it till the rear end detonates.
The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the rear of the vehicle. So, I used an allen wrench and put the fill plug back in. The differential is extremely heavy. Ratchet straps work well for strapping down cargo where you need to pull the strat tight with a small motion. With most of my vehicles in the past, that oil would be changed around the 100,000 mark and I never had an issue up to 250,000 miles when I got rid of them. Some people like to wait overnight which is preferred, but I didn't want to wait that long.
I had mine done at a shop a couple of years ago paid way too much 'cause I didn't know better , and my hunch is they put the plugs on too tight and that's why I'm having problems now. Either can be used in your 4Runner depending on your needs and local climate. In North America, almost all of these diffs came from the factory with 4. If the differential is out, count the ring and pinion gear teeth or that data is often stamped into the ring gear. Simple, one person install and removal, no danger of dropping the top, either.
This led to extremely dangerous safety hazard with vehicle sliding across overhead bridge. Driveshafts are simple, yet critical. You may want to mark the position of the shaft on the flange so you can put it back together in the same position. Step 2: Remove Drain bolt using the 24 mm socket. Use jack stands on each side, right under the axle on either side of the differential. In North America, almost all of these diffs came from the factory with 4. If the differential is out, count the ring and pinion gear teeth or that data is often stamped into the ring gear.