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Metal Chunks in Diff Fluid.

Postby SPR » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:51 am

It’s been a few years and many hard miles since I changed the differential fluid in the Toyota axles. Sadly the rear fluid was milky... even after a second change a few days later. Possible worse, the plugs for the front differential had a pile of metallic chunks stuck to the magnets on the plugs for first lube change and the second lube change. I wonder where that stuff is coming from... the arb or ring gear? Perhaps I find out after few more wheeling trips. Everything seems to work fine for now. Here is a photo of the stuff stuck to the fill plug after the second lube change.
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Re: Metal Chunks in Diff Fluid.

Postby mattawajeep » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:23 pm

Dunno about the chunks of stuff, but you could probably solve the milky fluid thing by driving it around on the road some after a wet wheeling trip. As long as the vent is in good shape.

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