Rear Diff Fill/Drain Plugs

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by B-Man, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone! The OEM fill/drain plugs on the rear diff on my '17ORDC use a 24mm socket to remove/replace. Does anyone make the rear plugs like the front diff that use a 10mm hex? Is using a 10mm hex better/worse than using the 24mm socket? Pros? Cons?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I don’t think it would matter either way. Why do you want to swap it out?
     
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    B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Changing the fluids yesterday AM liked using the 10mm hex. One tool to do both the front and rear instead of the 10mm for the front and 24mm socket for the rear. Making things simpler.
     
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Does the front one fit the rear one? Can you find the part number for it and swap it.
     
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    B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I don't know if the fronts will swap with the back........definitely not the drain plug in the front......way too big.......the fill plug for the front looks smaller too. Looked for fill/drain plugs for the rear with 10mm hex but did not find.
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Hence this thread.
     
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    B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Exactly! LOL
     
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    B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Maybe they don't make the rears with 10mm hex opening..........would be nice if they did.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Probably have to find the part number for the rear plug then figure out what size thread it has and search for that size plug/bolt with said thread and head.
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’m sure there is something out there it just won’t be OEM.
     
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    B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I might have to stay with what I've got then........
     
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