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I dropped my 2004 tacoma off at the dealer to get the frame treatment (recall) done. They called and wanted ot service trhe front and rear differentials for $400 (along wth th list of other routine things totaling over $2000 including timing belt and waterpump) The truck has 82,000 mile on it. Should i wait till at least 90k? Also does "service " the differentials just mean changiong the fluid? I can do that myself for a lot less than $400.

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I would get a second opinion, and then probably change the oil myself anyway.
Its unlikley they would be adjusting backlash or anything else in the diffs,
If the service manual suggests a new timing belt, that would be worthwhile but im guessing $150 for the belt and fitting in 2-3 hours.
So again get another estimate, good mechanics should be able to give an estimate over the phone

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A 60,000-mile or 72-month service adds on replacement of the limit-slip differential in four-wheel-drive models. The largest service, 90,000 miles or 108 months, adds on a timing-belt replacement. A 100,000-mile service calls for the replacement of engine coolant

is a copy of your service intervals http://www.mayfieldtoyota.com/downloads/pdf/service/2004-05%20Schedule%20E.pdf

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