Toyota 4runner Questions
Fri, 02 Sep 2011
Hi Joe, the same thing is happening to my 98 4runner,...
Hi Joe, the same thing is happening to my 98 4runner, the differential housing is rusty and "weeping" gear oil, as my mechanic described it. Just so it looks wet, but it doesn't actually leak (yet) or drip. I called Toyota and they said their is no recall or remedy they will provide for it, citing that the frequency of complaints are not so high that they will do something about it. My dealer said it would be $2500 for a new axle; my mechanic suggested I drain it, clean it, and then coat the exterior of the housing with silicone sealant. So I'll give that a shot. I know this is happening to a lot of 3rd generation 4runner owners - You need to call Toyota and complain!
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