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

Differential Carrier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise the rear of the truck and support it on safety stands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the drain plug and drain the differential oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear axle shaft.
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  7. Disconnect the driveshaft at the differential.
  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting bolts and lift out the differential carrier assembly.
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To install:
  1. 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.
  2.  
  3. Connect the driveshaft to the companion flange on the differential.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear 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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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear differential assembly

 
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