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Fill and drain plug for an 03 4Runner?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by eakeddie, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Nov 26, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    where can I find a fill and drain plug for a 2003 4 runner sr5 v6 differential
     
  2. Nov 26, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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    front im assuming?

    If you remove your front skid and the second skid directly behind it. Its directly in front of you right on the driver side of the differential. Top one is the fill, lower one is the drain. I recommend doing the fill plug first in case for whatever reason your plugs stick.
     
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    ^ +1

    Definitely get the fill plug out first. I'll be chiseling out my drain plug this weekend and replacing it with a brand new one because I stripped it trying to get it out.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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    what I should of said was where can I buy a fill and drain plug
     
  5. Nov 28, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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    I bought my drain plug and washer at the stealership. Wasn't too bad, 10 or 12 bucks? I also bought some lights for my dash and it all came out around 25 or so. They had to order the plug though since they didn't have it in stock. Took 2 days to get there.
     
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    I replaced all the fill/drain plugs (and washers) when I got my 4Runner (front, oil, trans, xfer case, rear). I got them all from the stealership and I don't think the bill was very high. A small price to pay for peace-of-mind. With new plugs & washers everywhere, I don't have to worry (now) about stripping one or one leaking...do yourself a favor and replace them all as you change fluids.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    the fill plug came off easy the fill plug didn't and won the battle. I didn't have time to chisel it out so I reversed the hoses on the gear oil pump and pumped the old fluid out. next 100000 miles i'll chisel it out.
     
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    Mine was a bitch to chisel out. Almost gave up as I was just damaging the plug and not getting anywhere, then found a thread that said to smack it with a ball peen hammer a couple times before trying to chisel. Finally started to budge after that.

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  9. Dec 18, 2015 at 7:08 AM
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    Man I was lucky, mine turned right out with now issues.
     

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