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Rear Differential Leaking on my 3rd gen 2018 Tundra same as my 2017 Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by OR18TRD, Jun 28, 2019.

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Year/leak/no leak

  1. 2007-2013 leak

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  2. 2007-2013 no leak

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  3. 2014/15 leak

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  4. 2014/15 no leak

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. 2016/17 leak

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. 2016/17 no leak

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. 2018 leak

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    41.7%
  8. 2018 no leak

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  9. 2019 leak

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  10. 2019 no leak

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    4.2%
  11. Leaked and was fixed

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    4.2%
  12. Leaking was not fixed told to keep an eye on it.

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  13. Leaked and was retorqued

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  14. Miles when leak started 0-2500

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  15. 2501-5000

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  16. 5001-7500

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  17. 7501-10000

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  18. 10000-15000

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  19. 15000+

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
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  1. Jul 26, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Tundra$

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    Sometimes things get messy when you’re lubeing up the rear

    Really though this seems like an issue for almost anyone that goes out and checks under their truck. Toyota has to be aware of it. If this many people are experiencing this and it is in fact “bad” wouldn’t Toyota do a recall ? I doubt their goal is to screw us all.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    Looks about as bad as my 2018 the dealer just repaired with less than 15k miles. Not a comforting feeling knowing a tech opened up the diff and pulled axles so early on.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    What’s the downside ? I don’t know shit about working on vehicles besides some basics
     
  4. Jul 26, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    jtwags It's Crackled Bacon

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    They could drop the diff when pulling it and not tell you, screw up axle seals that will leak later like another member here had, use impacts to tighten the bolts, etc... I noticed they cut the brake line braket so they didnt need to disconnect brake hose, time saver but kinda sucks knowing they cut something to save a little time (i wonder if toyota thinks that is ok?).
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    blame toyota usa, warranty work toyota pay less hours for the work. if book said the seal is 5 hrs job, warranty work toyota only pay 3.5 hrs.
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    No.

    Flat rates are established using procedures.
    ...just because retail pays more, doesn't mean you get dicked on warranty. And warranty rate, is "book."

    The only reason any Toyota dealer is in business, is because of Toyota.

    A dealer should not make a profit off of the manufacturer.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2019 at 9:30 PM
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    Just to keep it interesting, my dash lit up telling me to brake on the way home. No one in front and just cruising along. My wife asked what it was and I had nothing.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    OR18TRD

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    The service manager where I take mine said that exact thing to me about the cam tower fix. Toyota was going to pay them “book” but it takes much longer and they loose money on everyone they do. I’m sure they make up for it on all the other warranty work they bill. Like the 2 hours they probably charged to torque and mark my bolts.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    Despicable.

    Unprofessional.

    Even if a dealer feels this way, they should never tell a customer that.
     
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  10. Jul 27, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    WOW. WTH is going on with Toyota?
     
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  11. Jul 27, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    Submitted a ticket to toyota customer service
    Your email has been submitted under reference number: #190727-000238
     
  12. Jul 28, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Just looked on my 2018 with 13k miles and the rear diff is seeping in multiple spots. I'll call and make an appt this week. Shouldn't happen on a brand new truck.

    I'm glad I checked the site to learn about this.
     
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  13. Jul 28, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Can we start posting details about our vehicles. I will start
    2018 Crewmax 4.6l 2wd SR5 6k miles no visible engine or rear diff seeping
     
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  14. Jul 28, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    BTW I hear good things about https://www.lubelocker.com/
    I am not partial and never used them. But Jeep guys love them.

    Also here is an OLD thread about Jeep guys suffering similar issues of sweat and seep front and rear diff
    https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/stock-jk-tech-12/differential-seepage-sweating-39446/page2/

    Audi guys are Sweating rear diff
    https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/312887-Sweating-read-diff

    Ford Raptor guys are seeping rear diff
    https://www.fordraptorforum.com/threads/rear-diff-leaking.62360/
     
  15. Jul 28, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Did i read that right, one of the Raptor guys talking about using JB Weld to fix a broken bolt on the diff cover?
     
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  16. Jul 29, 2019 at 3:28 AM
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    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    I can clearly see your an expert mechanic and all dealerships get big smiles when they see you.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Yeap :D It is insane. Not sure why. You can mill a new bolt easy
     
  18. Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Maybe YOU can, I'd just order one..:spending:
     
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  19. Jul 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    that works as well
    either way no need to weld rear diff
     
  20. Aug 1, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    Just got back from the dealership with my 2018 limited CM with 14k miles. They replaced the rear differential gasket and with fresh gear oil. The service rep said he seen several newer tundras with the same issue and thinks that Toyota is working a TSB fix.
     
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  21. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    Here is mine
    Let me know if anyone see any seeping

    8000 miles 2018 2wd 4.6 crewmax
     
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  22. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    OR18TRD

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    Looks ok to me. :thumbsup:
     
  23. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    I wish my dealer would have just fixed mine. I’m in the hurry up and wait for it to leak again cycle. The re torque wait... so dumb. It’s under warranty just fix it right and let me be on my way. What a waist of a loyal customers time. I hope they TSB or recall them.
    I just wanted a Toyota truck that I could enjoy for more than 2 years and 10k miles before it ended up having major repairs done.

    2021. :notsure:
     
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  24. Aug 2, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    At the rate yours is weeping you should be good to go for 20+ years.:poking:
     
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  25. Aug 2, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Want to buy it from me and let me know?
    :boink:
     
  26. Aug 2, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    Nope have one and keeping one eye open for a Rivian possibly in the future.
     
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  27. Aug 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    I tried... :D
     
  28. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    I feel your pain. My 2018 is the first new vehicle I've ever purchased for myself.
    ...my previous daily driver was a 96 Volvo 850 turbo - that I've kept, with 300k miles. Of course with a car like that, I performed all of the repairs from control arms to burned valve.

    I thought buying a new... Toyota... Would put me in the clear for a looong time.

    I've been nothing but disappointed with every experience I've had with the local dealer network, and Toyota corporate's own inability to diagnose an issue that they attempted to fix on three occasions.

    Needless to say, my wife's new car won't be a Toyota.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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  29. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Sorry you’ve had issues as well. Check into the lemon law in your state.
     
  30. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    Crawled under mine today, looking for leaks from two points: cam towers and diff. Cam towers are all good, rear diff not so much. Super disappointing...2018 with 13k miles
     
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