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Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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U-Joint Greasing Question

2010 DC LB 4x4. I searched and can't find an answer to this: I greased them for the first time today. I noticed that these U-Joints have a small hole in each "leg" near the bearings. As I pumped grease in, it came out of some, but not all the holes. I covered those that oozed with my fingers and was somehow able to pump the gun until it came out of the other one(s). The best I remember, greasable U-Joints I have dealt with in the past didn't have these holes. The grease came out of the bearing caps.

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DId I do the right thing?
Are they all like this?
The last few vehicles I have owned had sealed U-joints, why did Toyota use greasables?
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hmm. I never noticed any holes on my u joints.

I'm sure greased units last longer when maintained properly.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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2010 DC LB 4x4. I searched and can't find an answer to this: I greased them for the first time today. I noticed that these U-Joints have a small hole in each "leg" near the bearings. As I pumped grease in, it came out of some, but not all the holes. I covered those that oozed with my fingers and was somehow able to pump the gun until it came out of the other one(s). The best I remember, greasable U-Joints I have dealt with in the past didn't have these holes. The grease came out of the bearing caps.

Questions:
DId I do the right thing?
Are they all like this?
The last few vehicles I have owned had sealed U-joints, why did Toyota use greasables?

yes u did the right thing. its quick and easy greae them till u see or hear the little grease coming out=done. yes they are all like that. and im not sure why toyta decided to use greasables.... actually on alot of the AWD models like the rav 4 or sienna have sealed u-joints... i dont get it either ha. but yes good to hear ur greasing urs
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #4
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What type of grease does it call for? lithium or what? im heading to the parts store today and need to get a tube and didnt know which type to get, there are like 6 or so dif kinds so i got confused last time i went to get my oil change stuff.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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What type of grease does it call for? lithium or what? im heading to the parts store today and need to get a tube and didnt know which type to get, there are like 6 or so dif kinds so i got confused last time i went to get my oil change stuff.
Last time I used red n tacky #2. I forget what's recommended but that or most other synthetics will work. Seems like mobil 1 synth is pretty popular
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any u joint or bearing grease will work.
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It's a grease zerk.

Pop it on, shoot a couple pumps till you hear a seal or two releasing pressure, rotate the driveshaft to work the U joints, wipe up the extra so it doesn't make a mess.

No overthinking required.
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