96 camry differential plug?

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 02:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
onehappymadman@yahoo.com
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Default 96 camry differential plug?

I'll try changing my diff fluid myself next time I change my tranny
fluid. Looks like I'll need some new tools to do it.

So, will the fill nut require a 17mm socket? Confirming if this is the
right size.

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 02:35 pm   #2 (permalink)
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onehappymadman@yahoo.com, 2/14/2006, 3:29:48 PM,
<1139948988.232394.137990@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups .com> wrote:

> I'll try changing my diff fluid myself next time I change my tranny
> fluid. Looks like I'll need some new tools to do it.
>
> So, will the fill nut require a 17mm socket? Confirming if this is
> the right size.


I can't remember the size of the nut, but you better wear clothes you
don't want anymore. A large plastic ground cover will be necessary
also. If you have a pump to get the fluid into the differential that
would help A LOT. Gravity feed from above through a little tube
doesn't work very well.
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 02:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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badgolferman wrote:
> onehappymadman@yahoo.com, 2/14/2006, 3:29:48 PM,
> <1139948988.232394.137990@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups .com> wrote:
>
> > I'll try changing my diff fluid myself next time I change my tranny
> > fluid. Looks like I'll need some new tools to do it.
> >
> > So, will the fill nut require a 17mm socket? Confirming if this is
> > the right size.

>
> I can't remember the size of the nut, but you better wear clothes you
> don't want anymore. A large plastic ground cover will be necessary
> also. If you have a pump to get the fluid into the differential that
> would help A LOT. Gravity feed from above through a little tube
> doesn't work very well.



There is a hex nut for the drain, right? I can drain that into my oil
pan, shouldn't be that big a deal.

Can't I gravity-feed through a funnel + 1/2-inch 3-foot section of
clear plastic tubing?

The hard part seems to be getting the fill nut off...

Already got clothes I "don't want" anymore... got them from changing my
tranny pan gasket.

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 03:57 pm   #4 (permalink)
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17 sounds right from memory, but you should acquire a complete set of
combination wrenches
When you say hex nut drain plug - it takes a 10mm Allen head socket.
Best way to remove the fill plug is to "daisy chain" two combination
wrenches together.
A combination wrench simply has a box or closed end plus an open end
and you hook the two together to effectively double the length and
force you can apply, so it makes removal easy.
I usually use a 17mm and 19mm, plus I recommend you replace both
gaskets. They're both the same size aluminum washer type.
Funnel and a plastic tube should work, but you might want to limit size
to half inch outside diameter.
Nice to see someone learning to care for their own car. Just take your
time, go step by step, be careful, and you should be fine.

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 04:11 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> 17 sounds right from memory, but you should acquire a complete set of
> combination wrenches
> When you say hex nut drain plug - it takes a 10mm Allen head socket.


Yes, I meant that.

> Best way to remove the fill plug is to "daisy chain" two combination
> wrenches together.
> A combination wrench simply has a box or closed end plus an open end
> and you hook the two together to effectively double the length and
> force you can apply, so it makes removal easy.
>
> I usually use a 17mm and 19mm, plus I recommend you replace both
> gaskets. They're both the same size aluminum washer type.
> Funnel and a plastic tube should work, but you might want to limit size
> to half inch outside diameter.
> Nice to see someone learning to care for their own car. Just take your
> time, go step by step, be careful, and you should be fine.


Ok, thanks for the advice.

Thanks also for the Tri-Flow Idle Air Control Valve advice. Finally
got some Tri-Flow from a motorcycle shop, sprayed four quick squirts
into the throttle body IAC intake, and now the car doesn't seem to
stall anymore on the hills. There was a hill in front of my parents'
house that the car would always stall on... no more stalling on that
hill.

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 04:51 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I use an oil-pump to fill the diff ('96 Manual). It's a messy job as you
either keep withdrawing the tube to check how full it is, which drops oil on
the ground,..or you keep pumping till it over-flows, which drops oil on the
ground.

My pump has a tube for inlet and outlet.

A more intelligent way might be to jack the front up to give you some more
fill-space, and then pump the exact amount as per the handbook into the
diff.

Jason


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Old 14 Feb 2006, 05:07 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Jason James wrote:
> I use an oil-pump to fill the diff ('96 Manual). It's a messy job as you
> either keep withdrawing the tube to check how full it is, which drops oil on
> the ground,..or you keep pumping till it over-flows, which drops oil on the
> ground.
>
> My pump has a tube for inlet and outlet.
>
> A more intelligent way might be to jack the front up to give you some more
> fill-space, and then pump the exact amount as per the handbook into the
> diff.
>
> Jason


You have a manual... don't you need a very viscous fluid for the manual
diffs? The automatics call for Dexron II/III...

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 06:18 pm   #8 (permalink)
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<onehappymadman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1139958425.753460.39860@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
>
> Jason James wrote:
> > I use an oil-pump to fill the diff ('96 Manual). It's a messy job as you
> > either keep withdrawing the tube to check how full it is, which drops

oil on
> > the ground,..or you keep pumping till it over-flows, which drops oil on

the
> > ground.
> >
> > My pump has a tube for inlet and outlet.
> >
> > A more intelligent way might be to jack the front up to give you some

more
> > fill-space, and then pump the exact amount as per the handbook into the
> > diff.
> >
> > Jason

>
> You have a manual... don't you need a very viscous fluid for the manual
> diffs? The automatics call for Dexron II/III...


That's true. The manual diff uses SAE 70w/90 . Why that is I can only
surmise the diff is more likely to suffer harsh power application,.like too
fast clutch take-up, so they use an increased film-strength oil to stop
metal to metal contact.

Jason


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Old 15 Feb 2006, 01:06 am   #9 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> 17 sounds right from memory, but you should acquire a complete set of
> combination wrenches
> When you say hex nut drain plug - it takes a 10mm Allen head socket.
> Best way to remove the fill plug is to "daisy chain" two combination
> wrenches together.
> A combination wrench simply has a box or closed end plus an open end
> and you hook the two together to effectively double the length and
> force you can apply, so it makes removal easy.
> I usually use a 17mm and 19mm, plus I recommend you replace both
> gaskets. They're both the same size aluminum washer type.
> Funnel and a plastic tube should work, but you might want to limit size
> to half inch outside diameter.
> Nice to see someone learning to care for their own car. Just take your
> time, go step by step, be careful, and you should be fine.


I went to Pep Boys and bought a 17mm socket for $2.50, then went under
the car to see if it was the right size. Yes, it's the right size, but
now I've got a problem - there's a crossbar in the way so I can't use
my socket wrench. Maybe if the 17mm socket were half as long as it
is... they don't make "short sockets" do they?

Good thing I checked... I was about to buy a whole set of 1/2" sockets
for $20 from Wal-Mart. They wouldn't be necessary, at least not yet,
at my skill level...

Guess I should buy a regular 17mm wrench, but maybe a foot long, for
extra torque? I googled "combination wrench", and these look just like
the (English) wrenches I have; I have an 11/16-inch which is really
close to 17mm (17.526 mm, my conversion program says), but it's only
about 7 inches long. I'm not sure how I would extend the length of my
combination wrench... stick a smaller sized wrench in the "box"?
Doesn't seem very secure...

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Old 15 Feb 2006, 10:09 am   #10 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
but
> it's only about 7 inches long. I'm not sure how I would extend the
> length of my combination wrench... stick a smaller sized wrench in
> the "box"? Doesn't seem very secure...


You're on the right track. Put the box end on the plug, take an additional
combo wrench and put the box end on the side of the open end that is in the
direction you want to turn. Kind of like a puzzle, but if you position it
right it will become (almost) one wrench that's twice as long. They do make
a handle of sorts that's designed to extend an end wrench but I've never
used one as the above worked for me any time I needed additional torque.
HTH, davidj92


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