The oil pan on my 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (2.7 L) is rusting out and needs to be replaced. From crawling around under the truck, it looks like the front differential needs to come out before I can get at the oil pan. So here are my questions:
1) Am I right that the differential needs to come out (and is there anything else that I'll need to pull that I should be aware of)?
2) Is it possible to knock the inboard ends of the drive-axles out of the differential without removing the outboard ends from the wheels (and detaching the lower suspension arms, etc.)?
3) How foolish am I for thinking that I can do this with a couple jack stands, moderate mechanical skills, and some basic tools?
have the same problem?
Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 1:03 AM