The second picture shows the V-Bank and radiator covers removed. Stop the engine and wait for 5 minutes. When you push this button, it manually locks the front and rear axles. I use Pennzoil and highly recommend it but all major brands are good. Remove the oil fill cap from the engine. Add oil as necessary but do not fill engine oil above the full level mark.
It just happens that this part of the driveway keeps the vehicle level while parked on the ramps: Make sure you have all the supplies and tools for the job. Notice: Set the brass bar on the notch. Notice: Measure at 3 or more areas around the circumference of the ring gear. They all ended up having the diff replaced. The entire assembly was also cleaned prior to reassembly as fluid has a tendency to pool leading to residual messes. Sst 09950-40011 09951-04010, 09952-04010, 09953-04020, 09954-04010, 09955-04061, 09957-04010, 09958-04011 , 09950-60010 09951-00320, 09955-04071 Notice: Before using sst center bolt 09953-04020 , apply hypoid gear oil to its threads and tip.
Clean up the main oil filter unit on the vehicle along with the oil pan and then install the filter and base. Continue to check oil level for several days and confirm no leaks. The first picture shows the engine compartment with the normal plastic covers in place. This activates the internal magnet in. I want to get rid of the car because of all the problems I've had and its becoming a money pit but as soon as any garage takes it for a test drive they are going to hear the whine and either offer peanuts or not want to take it in, so i feel stuck in a corner.
Use a quality filter such as Wix, Purolator, or Bosch. Althoug hthe diff is clear, should it be changed or am i looking at a potentially very large bill to get the whine sorted?. A good 15 to 20 mile drive will do fine. My Rav had a slight whine and I changed all the transmission fluids at about 65k miles. Feb 07, 2011 Tools: Oil Drip Pan Find a local auto shop that you can pass the dirty oil to at no cost 14-inch wrench to remove Oil Pan Lugnut 4.
While the old gear oil is draining, take the time to clean off the magnet on the end of the plug. I see you've not mentioned gearbox - already done, or easy enough to suss out yourself? The root cause of the issue is the rear differential vent on top of the assembly. Check the old oil also and to see how it held up. Notice: Set the brass bar on the ribbed part of the rear differential carrier cover. While draining, inspect the Drain Plug for any excessive metals on the plug. Had the wheels off a few days ago. .
The center differential lock is only meant to be used in emergency situations. In short to replace a seal it may be quite a bit of work, not impossible just a lot of work for a seal. Description Wiring diagram Inspection procedure Notice: Turn the ignition switch off before measuring the resistances of the main wire and the branch wire. Look to see if it is leaking from around the edges. Thorough recommend the parts supplier as service was excellent and parts were proper Toyota items. After years of experience working for the dealerships, owner John Cleveland set out to start a new kind of shop for Toyota, Lexus and Scion owners unlike any in Minnesota — one that offers a competitive price point, technical prowess, honesty and environmentally friendly practices.
Get the oils warmed up - this makes them flow better when draining. Break it loose by turning counter clockwise. When filling, the oil will begin to run out at some point. Will keep you posted as to progress. Remove hose and replace with the clean Fill Plug and washer by turning clockwise. Posted on Nov 04, 2009 Tools: Oil Drip Pan Find a local auto shop that you can pass the dirty oil to at no cost 14-inch wrench to remove Oil Pan Lugnut 4.
Hint: If the race is remains on the rear differential case, repeat the step above to remove the race. Pity you can't get any recon units - or can't you find any independent who would overhaul your diff? Parts King or Devon Aygo would know. I don't use a puller on the rear of a Rav4. Put the plug in the fill hole, and let the gear oil run down into the lenght of the axle shaft. So, whilst unhappy with a clear Friday afternoon car, the T service is first class. Just make sure you have enough differential fluid to replentish what you drain out. Let it sit for a few minutes and check the levels with the oil dip stick.
I'm definately going to get one for the next time - would be sooooo much easier. Press to turn the fan off. Have your drain can ready and in place to catch old oil: I recommend letting oil drain for at least 30 minutes. I'va actually got a pit but can't get to it for woodworking stuff but I'm having a reorganisation this year so it should be easier!!! All the indie's i spoke to don't deal with Toyota units, and the problem is I need the car for my job so cant leave it somewhere for them to use it as a guinea pig. From the bottom lip of the differential filler plug hole. Don't know what the man hours would be for changing the diff unit, anything from a couple of hours upwards, depends on whether they have to dismantle the rear subframe. I see you've not mentioned gearbox - already done, or easy enough to suss out yourself? If you are familiar with doing brakes on other vehicles, replacing brake pads on newer vehicles is really no different than doing it on older vehicles.