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Differential 2006 Tundra 6" lift, the rear differential makes a loud popping noise when driving and the differential is leaking oil. The dealer said the differential carrier need to be replace. They are charging me $3125.00 plus tax. I want to make sure that this is the problem. How can a differential carrier be broken or is this the real problem? I'm thinking that since its leaking oil maybe it just need oil?

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  • mentor_ral73 Nov 18, 2009

    Guru, thanks for all the info. They gave me a run around every time I check on the truck so I traded that 2006 in for 2010 Tundra, I use the $3000.00 for a down payments instead of getting the old one fix. I just wish that I could have this new Tundra lift again but since that is the common problem on lifted Tundras I don't think that I would have this one lift this time. I'm glad that Toyota took my 06 the way it was. Anyway I'm pretty sure they fix that truck for nothing cause I still have a power train warranty on it, that's 60,000 miles or 6 years and I only had 28,000 plus miles and 3 years on that truck.

    Thanks again!


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6 inch lift did it.

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That lift will change the angle of the drive shaft at the rear axle ,if not installed correctly,adding extreme strain on the pinion and u-joint,check and add fluid,fix leak,check u-joint for damage ,before spending that kind of money

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Nope they are right.

This is a common problem on lifted Tundras

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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