2003 tacoma where is front differential fill plug

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by scubascott, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. scubascott

    scubascott Member

    2 hrs and counting. where oh where could the oil fill plug be for a 2003 toyota tacoma front differential. nothing on you tube. going to the autoparts store to by a haynes or chilton . help!
     
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  3. OP
    scubascott

    scubascott Member

    bought haynes book. useless 3 hrs and counting
     
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Check behind the driver side CV.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Is it a prerunner or 2x4?
     
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  6. OP
    scubascott

    scubascott Member

    its 4x4 sr5. I FOUND IT. Its on the front of the differential completely covered in crud. Totally in a different place than all the videos on youtube. Supprisingly not much on 2003 models. Good thing is I had some oil left in the differential. Seals are ruined. Probably due to the toyco suspension lift I put on 2 yrs ago. I'll never do that again
     
  7. OP
    scubascott

    scubascott Member

    I'll probably sue them for damages and waste of my time
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You should post pictures and do a YouTube tutorial on changing the front diff on a gen1 tacoma :)
     
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  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Agreed with OR17TRD. Post a video to save somebody else the same trouble.
     
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  10. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    & pray it isn't down so tight that you strip out the allen head (Mine was froze on my 2000 & soon stripped,what a stupid idea):eek:
     

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