Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1970-1988

Differential

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the front of the truck and support it on safety stands.
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  3. Remove the drain plug and drain the differential oil.
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  5. Remove the axle shaft.
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  7. Disconnect the driveshaft at the differential.
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  9. Remove the mounting bolts and lift out the differential carrier assembly. On 1986-88 models, there are a bolt and nut at the front and 2 bolts at the rear.
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To install:
  1. On all models except the 1986-88 Pick-Up and 4Runner, install a new gasket and position the carrier assembly into the axle housing. Tighten the mounting bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) on the Pick-Up and 4Runner and 34 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) on the Land Cruiser. On the 1986-88 models, tighten the rear bolts to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm) and the front bolt to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
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  3. Connect the driveshaft to the companion flange on the differential.
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  5. Install the axle shafts.
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  7. Lower the truck and fill the differential with gear oil. Drive the truck and check for any leaks.
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