Front Differential Bushing Replacement & required gasket? (2 Viewers)

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Going to be replacing my front differential bushing, but because I don't have all the tools to chisel out the old bushing, I figured the easiest and fastest way was to get the whole bushing/cover that is sold by Toyota, see link here: Axle Cover - Toyota (41108-60011) | Toyota Parts

My question then is does this require a gasket? I cannot find it listed anywhere, but don't want to crack open my front diff to replace the cover/bushing and then be screwed because I don't have the gasket.

Anyone done this before?
 
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if you read thru the threads on front diff cover bushing, some guys (myself included) just used a hammer and chisel. Do you have basic hand tools? If you're thinking you need an air chisel, it's not mandatory. You do want to have a ball joint press, you can get that on Amazon for like 50...
 
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if you read thru the threads on front diff cover bushing, some guys (myself included) just used a hammer and chisel. Do you have basic hand tools? If you're thinking you need an air chisel, it's not mandatory. You do want to have a ball joint press, you can get that on Amazon for like 50...

Got basic hand tools no issues. But I've already got the whole cover listed above.
 
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Going to be replacing my front differential bushing, but because I don't have all the tools to chisel out the old bushing, I figured the easiest and fastest way was to get the whole bushing/cover that is sold by Toyota, see link here: Axle Cover - Toyota (41108-60011) | Toyota Parts

My question then is does this require a gasket? I cannot find it listed anywhere, but don't want to crack open my front diff to replace the cover/bushing and then be screwed because I don't have the gasket.

Anyone done this before?
Do you happen to have the Toyota part numbers for the other two bushings?

Thank you for your help,
 

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You saw the picture I post today earlier, I will follow your suggestion: do the valve cover first then clean up the oil mark and monitor it. But if I still get wet on the front diff cover, then I probably have a leaking front diff cover gasket, and you can see from the pic, seems somebody did this before, there is a piece white/yellow seal material left over there. And what is the "FSM" you guys talked about frequently, is it a kind of repair manual?

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You saw the picture I post today earlier, I will follow your suggestion: do the valve cover first then clean up the oil mark and monitor it. But if I still get wet on the front diff cover, then I probably have a leaking front diff cover gasket, and you can see from the pic, seems somebody did this before, there is a piece white/yellow seal material left over there. And what is the "FSM" you guys talked about frequently, is it a kind of repair manual?

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FSM = Factory Service Manual. See here: https://lc100e.github.io/manual/

I don’t see white/yellow material in that photo. The Orange material at the bottom of the mating surface between the cover and housing is the “gasket”. This is actually Toyota’s FIPG sealant, not a gasket. Rare for this to leak.
 

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FSM = Factory Service Manual. See here: https://lc100e.github.io/manual/

I don’t see white/yellow material in that photo. The Orange material at the bottom of the mating surface between the cover and housing is the “gasket”. This is actually Toyota’s FIPG sealant, not a gasket. Rare for this to leak.
Thanks, by the way, I have "color weakness" ~so I said it is white/yellow. I hope the leaking is not from there. does the FSM have some info about how to deal with that cover/housing leaking?
 

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Thanks, by the way, I have "color weakness" ~so I said it is white/yellow.
Whoops. My bad!
I hope the leaking is not from there.
I doubt it is. More likely to be engine oil or power steering fluid dripping down from above, or gear oil seeping out of one of the diff-axle seals.
does the FSM have some info about how to deal with that cover/housing leaking?
Yes and no. It shows the components and walks you through disassembly/reassembly with the diff removed from the truck. However, you can pull the diff cover off and replace the FIPG with new without pulling the diff out of the truck. @Somebodyelse5 just did this a few weeks ago.

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Whoops. My bad!

I doubt it is. More likely to be engine oil or power steering fluid dripping down from above, or gear oil seeping out of one of the diff-axle seals.

Yes and no. It shows the components and walks you through disassembly/reassembly with the diff removed from the truck. However, you can pull the diff cover off and replace the FIPG with new without pulling the diff out of the truck. @Somebodyelse5 just did this a few weeks ago.

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Thanks! Yes it very likely is "engine oil or power steering fluid", I had small valve cover leaking and the power steering hoses and reservoir just craked and been replaced a couple of weeks ago, power steering oil everywhere at that time, I could say it covered the whole passenger side cv axle very good chance it is just the power steering oil. I already cleaned the front diff cover using brake cleaner today, let's see if it come back. Thank you so much!
 
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