Originally Posted by thongsai
hey guys need a little help here.. I have a problem and its my bad subjects.. I failed ASE 2-4 .. so i obviously have limited knowledge on em.
anyways, the vehicle is 98 toyota t100 sr5
we hear a clunking noise in or near the differential when shifting from R to D and vise versa.. automatic 4 WD.
My only guess would be pinion and ring gear are too far apart.. known as backlash??? I tried to remove the Driveshaft from the differential but it wont budge.. I looked in my manual and it says those bolts are 54 ftlbs torqued. it should come off easy..
my other question is are there usually loctite from the factory on those bolts? do i need to heat them up first? oh and do i need to have the vehicle lifted in the air to remove it? the truck is high enough to work underneath it.
thanks in advance guys.
have you check the oil level in the diff and is it a limited slip/locking diff
may need to have a/toyota brand friction modifier added to the gear oil
also have you checked the u-joints and if its a 2 piece drive shaft the slip yoke