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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Chassis

General Maintenance

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

PROCEDURE

1. INSPECT STEERING LINKAGE

(a) Check the steering wheel free play (See page (b) Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage. ).

(b) Check the steering linkage for looseness or damage.

(1) Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive play.

(2) Check that the dust seals and boots are not damaged.

(3) Check that the boot clamps are not loose.

2. INSPECT STEERING GEAR HOUSING OIL

(a) Check the steering gear housing for oil leakage.

HINT:

If leakage is found, check and repair the cause.

3. INSPECT BALL JOINTS AND DUST COVERS

(a) Inspect the ball joints for excessive looseness.

(b) Check the dust cover for damage.

4. INSPECT DRIVE SHAFT BOOT (for 4WD)

(a) Check the drive shaft boots for clamp looseness, oil leakage or damage.

5. REPLACE TRANSFER OIL (for 4WD)

(a) Remove the filler plug and feel inside the hole with your finger.

(b) Check that the oil comes to within 5 mm (0.20 in.) from the bottom edge of the hole.

HINT:

If the level is low, add oil until it begins to run out of the filler hole.

6. REPLACE DIFFERENTIAL OIL

(a) Remove the filler plug and feel inside the hole with your finger.

(b) Check that the oil comes to within 5 mm (0.20 in.) from the bottom edge of the hole.

HINT:

If the level is low, add oil until it begins to run out of the filler hole.

7. ADJUST AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

HINT:

  • AC60E (See page AC60F (See page  ) )
  • AC60F (See page )

8. INSPECT MANUAL TRANSMISSION OIL

HINT:

RC62F (See page 9. LUBRICATE PROPELLER SHAFT (for 4WD) )

9. LUBRICATE PROPELLER SHAFT (for 4WD)

(a) Lubricate propeller shaft, referring to the lubrication chart. Before pumping in grease, wipe off any mud and dust on the grease fitting (See page Grease grade: or Grease grade: ).

Grease grade:

Lithium base chassis grease NLGI No. 2

10. TIGHTEN PROPELLER SHAFT BOLT

(a) Tighten the bolts for propeller shaft.

HINT:

  • Propeller shaft assembly (for 2WD) (See page Propeller shaft assembly (for 4WD) (See page ).
  • Propeller shaft assembly (for 4WD) (See page Front propeller shaft assembly (See page ).
  • Front propeller shaft assembly (See page ).

11. ROTATE TIRES

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