Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GX Models > GX - First Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

How to Change Front & Rear Differential Gear oil on GX ( Tutorial )

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-10, 07:50 AM   #1
mann777
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
mann777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: EARTH
Posts: 1,156
Default How to Change Front & Rear Differential Gear oil on GX ( Tutorial )

Last week I did the Differential oil, I happen to compile it so that it becomes a easy one for members to do this at home. Quite Simple and you can save the dollars. All you need basic tools. These are effective for 2003 Onwards to 2009 GX Models Cheers

Correction to the Attachement P/N for Rear Drain Plug & * Gasket
1.90341-18057 - 1Qty
2.* 12157-10010
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
Attached Images
File Type: pdf How to change the Differential Oil on GX470.pdf (240.0 KB, 2839 views)
__________________
LS400-1994/GX470-2004(KDSS) (HIS)
**********************
Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.

Last edited by mann777; 04-01-12 at 09:31 PM..
mann777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 09:10 AM   #2
mansito
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 73
Default

mann777,
How many miles on your GX470? If this is not the first time you change the diff oil, how often do you change it.
Thanks,
__________________
Guido
13 BMW 328 coupe 6MT
08 Honda S2000, 15K miles
05 Lexus GX470, 150K miles
04 Lexus IS300 5MT, 64K miles (gave it to my son)
72 Mercedes 250C, 69K miles
mansito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 09:20 AM   #3
mann777
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
mann777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: EARTH
Posts: 1,156
Default

I changed at 75K. This is the first time, I have changed it, The dealer till the warranty expired was only doing an inspection and top up. I decided to have the complete oil replaced.
__________________
LS400-1994/GX470-2004(KDSS) (HIS)
**********************
Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.
mann777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 11:44 AM   #4
SIERRAGX
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Nevada
Posts: 33
Default

Thanks Mann, just the info I am looking for as my 04 is reaching 65k miles, I have been thinking changing it.
It is it necessary to change the plugs?, I know the gaskets should be.
Thanks.
SIERRAGX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 02:23 PM   #5
Lexmex
Super Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
Lexmex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 16,382
Default

Very well done. I'll have to remember this as the mrs. may want a GX470 when we get rid of her Expedition.
__________________
Homepage of my 1999 RX300 AWD
Lexmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 02:37 PM   #6
mansito
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 73
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mann777 View Post
I changed at 75K. This is the first time, I have changed it, The dealer till the warranty expired was only doing an inspection and top up. I decided to have the complete oil replaced.
Mann,
Thank you. Only 54K on my wife's GX470. Still a couple of years to go. Very nice description of the whole process.
__________________
Guido
13 BMW 328 coupe 6MT
08 Honda S2000, 15K miles
05 Lexus GX470, 150K miles
04 Lexus IS300 5MT, 64K miles (gave it to my son)
72 Mercedes 250C, 69K miles

Last edited by mansito; 02-16-10 at 02:39 PM.. Reason: wrong information
mansito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 02:57 PM   #7
jditom
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OR
Posts: 302
Default

Nice write up

I did mine at 65k and I also did the transfer case since it is the same procedure as the diffs and same fluid.
__________________
2007 RX400h
jditom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 07:05 PM   #8
lexwoody
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NV
Posts: 30
Default

Here is another write up.

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3369
__________________
04 GX470 / Pre KDSS / 255/75R17 BF MT's / rock sliders / rear fuse panel / roof rack & ladder / OME 886 coils & 140 shocks front / OME 897 coils & 142 shocks rear (replaced air springs) / BudBuilt Skids (complete set) / Optima Yellow Top Lexwoody's Build
lexwoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-10, 07:21 PM   #9
mann777
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
mann777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: EARTH
Posts: 1,156
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIERRAGX View Post
Thanks Mann, just the info I am looking for as my 04 is reaching 65k miles, I have been thinking changing it.
It is it necessary to change the plugs?, I know the gaskets should be.
Thanks.
The reason I went was prior to the change the dealer long back had done the oil top up, could be an apprentice done the change, but I observed was the all the Plugs had a bit of damage, I suppose the Hex 10mm was not seated properly in the slot, there was bit of metal shavings out, I had to ensure to get this job done have it replace, cost just a few bucks. Only One thing you should ensure the first time to remove, you have to give a few shots with a Fibre mallet on the plugs to make the grip bit loosen, then it all becomes a peice of cake.
__________________
LS400-1994/GX470-2004(KDSS) (HIS)
**********************
Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.
mann777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-10, 01:52 AM   #10
SIERRAGX
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Nevada
Posts: 33
Default

Thank you so much Mann.
Do you happen to know the Toyota part # for the transfer case gasket?
Andrew
SIERRAGX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-10, 07:39 AM   #11
mann777
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
mann777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: EARTH
Posts: 1,156
Default

The part number is 35168-60010. Here is the image, as I just recently ordered from sewell.
Attached Images
 
__________________
LS400-1994/GX470-2004(KDSS) (HIS)
**********************
Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.
mann777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-10, 08:45 AM   #12
SIERRAGX
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Nevada
Posts: 33
Default

Thanks again Mann,your the man.
SIERRAGX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-10, 08:29 AM   #13
Vinniety
Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lexwoody View Post
Lexwoody - in that link you posted witht he thread on changing fluids and greasing the ujoints can you explain a little bit more on why they use different greas for different parts of the driveshaft.

The blue zerk is for the slipjoint (apply moly grease to it) and the green the U-joint (normal Lithium grease). There is 3 zerks on each drive shaft (front and rear) (one slipjoint by transfer case side and 2 U-joints). On the U-joint keep pumping grease till you can see the new grease coming out of the u_joint then wipe clean all the excess grease. This is why I like the pink Mobil 1 grease as it is easy to spot.
Vinniety is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-10, 08:47 AM   #14
mann777
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
mann777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: EARTH
Posts: 1,156
Default

Sorry to dive in !!!

Check out the Owner Manual
CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Propeller shafts
Spiders - - Lithium base chassis grease, NLGI No.2
Slide yoke - Molybdenum-disulfide lithium base chassis grease.
Attached Images
 
__________________
LS400-1994/GX470-2004(KDSS) (HIS)
**********************
Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.
mann777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-10, 09:00 AM   #15
Vinniety
Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 155
Default

ALLSOME mann777!!! thanks so much for the quick reply!!!
Vinniety is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-10, 09:00 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
470, cruiser, diff, differential, differentials, es250, front, gear, gx, land, lexus, metal, mt, oil, rear, replace, rx330, shavings

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aimgain New IS250/IS350 Body Kit *** Brand New *** RavSpec Club Lexus Vendor Marketplace 18 06-11-14 09:13 PM
JasonChang 2ISGFM Build Thread JasonChang Build Threads 80 11-11-13 09:17 PM
WA IS3_FTW FS thread *pics 5/27/12* post #2 IS3_FTW 1Gen IS300 Classifieds (98-05) 13 05-25-13 05:02 PM
End of the year Group Buy Sale VaisTech Club Lexus Vendor Marketplace 18 12-19-12 09:02 AM
CA FS: 1jz stock turbos, EBC brake pads OneJay SC400 / 300 Classifieds 3 12-04-12 08:38 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info