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Limited slip differential or not?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by hibilly, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Oct 21, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    hibilly

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    I'm not sure if I have a limited slip differential or not./ My 2000 Tundra is a V8 4wd. I recently had the differential start leaking from the housing, I fiberglassed over it and am going to check differential fluid but I am not sure if it is limited slip or not. I read in two manuals that limited slip takes limited slip hypoid while standard takes regular hypoid. Any clarification as to how to find out and fluid recommendations is appreciated. Thanks..B
     
  2. Oct 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM
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    Use Redline 75w90 gear oil and it will work for both. It has friction modifiers for LSD's but you can safely use it on non-lsd diffs.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2015 at 11:56 AM
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    00-01 didn't have a factory LSD option. LSD was a factory option starting in 2002.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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    Would also say lSD oil only in the back of the axle housing next to the fill plug
     
  5. Oct 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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    Only if the sticker stays on. Mine pealed off after about 5 years
     
  6. Oct 22, 2015 at 7:25 AM
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    Well stop rubbing your junk on the axle housing and it won't do that
     
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  7. Oct 22, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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  8. Oct 25, 2015 at 5:46 AM
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    Thanks to all who responded. Will look for tag and assume pre 02 is not LSD.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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    Will Royal Purple work for both as well? I bought a pre-owned vehicle that had the frame coated to protect it from rusting further. As such all stickers have been coated or lost.
     
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