Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Differential Carrier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the rear of the truck and support it on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the drain plug and drain the differential oil.
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  5. Remove the rear axle shafts.
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  7. Disconnect the driveshaft at the differential. On vehicles with anti-lock brakes, remove the rear speed sensor from the differential housing and disconnect the wiring harness clip from the housing.
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  9. On vehicles with differential lock, disconnect the harness and tube.
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  11. 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:

    4Runner, Tacoma and T100 with differential lock: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    4Runner, Tacoma and T100 without differential lock: 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm)
     
    Land Cruiser and Tundra: 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm)
     

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  3. Connect the driveshaft to the companion flange on the differential. Install the rear speed sensor if it was removed; install the wire harness clips.
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  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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