I believe shops are ripping people off. Turn the bulb to take it out, reverse process to install. Using engine hoist or an appropriate engine support fixture, relieve weight of engine from mounts. He was pissed too, but his wife had told them to go ahead. Pull on inboard joint housing. Once you do it enough times, you will know the point where it can never just fall off. Unfortunately, most stores do not stock this special rear wiper blade so please see sources and related links below for more information and installation videos.
I changed the oil today on a 05 and it didn't have a crush washer. Most vehicles are equipped with a basic oil pan, and the basic oil drain bolt will require a little bit more torque. Twice on an 8600 mile trip one loose drain plug and one loose oil filter and over filled the engine. Each make and model vehicle comes with its own design of oil pan and its own size of oil pan drain plug. Yosemite, I get upset whenever I hear of a dealership telling someone they need a new oil pan because of a drain plug problem. Replacement is the reverse of removal. Remove rear stiffener and torque converter cover.
Could you have an obstruction in the spray nozzle that is preventing the fluid from spraying out? All sellers were offering single gaskets for prices higher than the dealer most cases. Update - missed the last part of your comment - my bad. Remove right shock strut damper fork bolt and separate strut damper from fork. Remove splash shield from bottom of engine. I'm thinking it comes with a crush washer from the factory and I'm just feeling the crushing of the washer, but I'd rather not have to buy a new pan this early in my ownership of my Taco. So, torque to 16 lb foot to avoid any issues. Hand tighten, do not over tighten,,, you will strip the thread on the drain pan.
Some drain holes are deep with lots of threads, some are shallow with fewer threads. It's kind of hard to explain. First off — I think this is very important to prevent thread damage and leaks — I always use a new gasket. It's all done by feel. For those who have done a drain and fill, you know just how puny the drain plug bolt is.
You get it at the dealer or online. The hoses may… this isnt as hard as you thin k. You should be able to break it free next time without busting a blood vesel in your eye. The pump for both the windshield and rear windows is the same pump - located in the engine compartment. Once the designated torque amount has been reached, the drain bolt is properly torqued. . The factory spec for the drain plug on the A750 transmission is 21 foot pounds.
Remove trans-axle drain plug and drain fluid. Remove torque converter from trans-axle. When the draining is complete, replace the lower plug and refill the differential with the proper fluid type until it just begins to run out of the upper hole. Since most of us are changing out the fluid, the fastener will probably be oiled so the torque spec needs to be reduced by 20%. If you look around on the 4Runner forums, a lot of guys there have stripped the threads on their A750 trans oil pans. If it does but no fluid sprays out, check the hoses leading to the spray nozzles.
Open your hood, look behind the headlight and remove the ruber holder. Once it stops when turning it, just a little more should do it. I think lack of proper training is a factor in these cases as well… and in some cases perhaps lack of integrity. I finally had to carefully grind new lands into the head and that did the trick. He bought the car new from them in 2012 and has always taken it there only.
Like you, I examine the bolt, the washer and then apply some common sense. Follow the individual single wires to each hole. The engine was ruined or another shop botched an oil change later on a repaired pan and laid the blame on the shop that did the repair? You want to make it really snug, but you don't want to really try and torque it down. Go easy on the torque. I snug my drain plugs by hold the ratchet with my palm over the ratchet head, not by the handle. If the threads toward the end of the hole are damaged, they could be preventing the plug from seating fully.