I think Toyota is not standing behind their product. Install the new oil diaphragm seal. Quote, originally posted by keithvibe »it's really easy to do. If you can then you can remove the lower drain plugLet it drain, it will take a while because it's a very thick heavy oil. They must be replaced under warranty!!.
Install the transmission coupling spacer. Might as well get the gallon and do the T-Case too while I'm down there. I took it to the dealership and was informed that it was the rear diff. Remove the rear differential carrier assembly from the vehicle. Install the rear differential carrier cover with the four bolts to the differential carrier. Not sure if this will fix the problem??? Why do these fluids need to be changed, and what are the fluids being put into your vehicle? Remove the transmission coupling assembly from the differential carrier cover.
Really like the Amsoil Products too, their hand pump is a must when dealing with their fluids, since the bottle necks seem to be different than standard. They're replacing it under warranty. Continue diagnosis using the repair manual. I read that you used full-synthetic in your fluid change. . This way if you can't get it removed you can stop here.
Do you realize, you posted 364 days to the day, from when it was origionally posted. Pump the oil in till it comes out the upper fill plug. Is the noise coming from the area indicated in Fig. I could be wrong though. Then I found a Toyota technical service bulletin on the internet describing the exact problem, dated August 23, 2007. Torque: 20 Nm 14 ft.
So they knew about the problem, and did not notify me. Didn't even notice the timing, but that was pretty good. Like in the engine of your car, oil is used as a lubricant to reduce friction between the moving and non-moving parts of your all wheel drive and four wheel drive system. I said they should cover all of it since it was clearly defective. I bought my oil from amsoil.
Remove the rear differential carrier cover by removing the four bolts. Quote, originally posted by pick41 »Old thread I know, but nice write up, was thinking about doing this myself before winter. The noise is commonly described as a whining, humming, roaring or growling noise. Not worried about getting dirty, one question, did you pull the Diff Cover all the way off, and clean everything off? First thing to make things easier to work on. Changing it yearly is completely un-nessassary, it's not being contaminated with gas, it prolly doesn't need it. My question is, have you noticed any leaking seals, etc.
This time around i plan in putting the car up on 4 stands so it's level Quote, originally posted by Sublimewind »Do you realize, you posted 364 days to the day, from when it was origionally posted. Test-drive the vehicle and confirm the vehicle is repaired. Having it on ramps for the whole drain, might leave some in the case, toward the front of the diff. Reassemble the rear differential carrier assembly. You won't need much oil you only need 1. Note: Install the transmission coupling conical spring washer so that the side marked orange faces to the front of the vehicle coupling side. Owning an all wheel drive or four wheel drive Toyota is great for Minnesota winters, but with that advantage comes additional maintenance cost in the form of differential and transfer case fluid changes.
Install the transmission coupling conical spring washer. Remove the transmission coupling spacer. I know this must have happened over a long time, and I could have brought the car in to be inspected, well within its warranty, but Toyota did nothing. In the photo above you can also see the fill plug located just above the drain plug. Using a screwdriver, remove the rear differential dust deflector. I backed the vibe up on ramps, putting the car up on jack stands will do. Hint: Tape the screwdriver tip before use.