Highly recommended for low gear ratio differentials and transfer cases. Take off the fill plug first, to make sure you can get it off while you still have oil. Now for the pictures: Joined: Apr 20, 2014 Member: 378 Messages: Gender: Male First Name: Matt Vehicle: 2007 Slate Metallic 5. If its high find out where its coming from water, over serviced,. For the front diff, make sure to get any metal shavings off of the magnet.
My father switched out his own diff fluid in his 05 tacoma 4wd and used a multipurpose none toyota, synthetic, and it locked his rear end up took it to toyota they drained the fluid and put theres in an it freed up the rear end for him they were prepared though to switch out the whole axel because his truck has one of those lifetime drivetrain waranty's. This puts a greater demand on the gear lubricant. Diff oil typical smell bad, and the rear gets black pretty quick. I guess they want to drum up more business down the road. Rear fluid is easy to change, two crush washers and a 24 mm socket.
Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather. This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel. This is usually accomplished with a clever gearing arrangement, only some limited-slip differentials use hydraulics or electronics to send power to the slowest-turning wheel. Brakes, tranny fluid, all that stuff. Most were put in the Sport editions I believe. Easy fluid change, but if you aren't sure I hope this helps! I changed mine a little while back.
By the way this is and extremely easy mx task so don't be afraid of doing it or pay someone a ton to do it. The rear gear fluid change from 85 to 90 won't hurt anything. I bought a maintenance manual for my truck and have been learning how to do standard maintenance on my own. The rear differential on the 2002 Toyota Tacoma is the main gear box for the rear axles. Only about 21k miles on the truck and the fill plug on the rear and drain plug on the front were difficult to remove.
I've had to replace my Tacoma's twice. Hopefully this helps someone out there. That way I can also use a torque wrench to torque them correctly. 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. Plain 75W-90 should be just fine.
Both plugs are easy to remove and install. Then, put a pan under the drain plug, and crack it open. I'm confused about something though. Same goes for light-duty off-roading, like driving up a sand boat ramp or tackling a poorly maintained dirt road. When a gear ratio change has been made to a numerically lower ratio the pinion is slightly smaller and turns at a much higher speed. If it's older than an '09, wolfpack is probably right. There was a fair amount of metal paste on the magnets.
Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather. It is a really tight area and it is almost impossible to fill it from the containers. This is also the same part number for the older Tundra's and my Tacoma. Lower the truck to the ground. I recall using a long extension to reach it and have leverage.
The magnets and filters are there to catch them. As we all know, a differential can make all the difference when it comes to driving. The contents of the website do not reflect the policy or opinions of Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U. They have some good synthetic replacement fluids and then they have some heavy duty stuff that caught my intrest. I too have used it on the street and in race cars for the better part of 20 years but that still doesn't make it right for a mostly street driven truck. Literally takes less than 10 minutes to do and that's using a pump to get the oil in. Superlube® offers superior adhesion and stays where you want it! 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.
Because I know there are two diffs, one in the front and one in the back. I just don't like knowing that the magnet or filter is being clogged up with that. This is the primary identification number for your Toyota. Needs to go in the sticky! I recently swapped fluid out again, and the Delvac I had run for about 30k miles in the rear diff was very clean looking, and did not have that bad gear oil smell. Toyota states it is full when it is 0-5mm from the opening. Ordered me a whole new differential. And between them on the drive shaft is the transfer case right? I just do it for peace of mind knowing that everything is flushed out.
Reinstall the fill plug and torque it down. So I'd imagine the torque spec is the same for the older Tundra's since my 06 Tacoma also has a 36ft lbs torque spec. Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug. Access Cab models This number is also on the Certification Label. The fill plug torques to 29lb-ft and the drain torques to 48 lb-ft. Set the plug to the side. So far, no issues whatsoever.