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Old 11-30-2009, 09:01 AM   #21
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Just to make it clear, this is a 1st generation driveshaft.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #22
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did mine this weekend also, not sure what was in the gun, but it was grease .
also changed all the oils, some looked good, others like the front diff.... not so pretty
Not all greases are compatible -- I believe that the recommended grease is a lithium complex.

in some cases mixing may cause a problem. To solve problem pump enough to flush grease. run for a few days -- let it mix around and re--grease.

Aluminum complexes offer excellent water resistance -- use a EP grease. Moly is ok as long as its below 3% and its from a quality manufacturer as they will use ultrafine moly. all others are to be avoided.

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wait, so is it 5 or 6 zerks?

From the pictures, it looks like there's 6, but I only see 5 listed.
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To make this job simple buy a grease gun with a hose attachment.

5 mins and it is finished!
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can one of you upload a pic of what this grease gun hose attachment nozzle looks like? I got a new grease gun and I think I'm missing something...

and I guess you put the nozzle in the zerks and pump? that's it right?
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AHHH!!! I knew I was missing something... is that coupler thingy!!

does it lock right in the zerk?!?!?
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Yes the coupler attaches to the zerk. The coupler is adjustable. It is designed that way to fit the variety of zerks that one would encounter.

Here is a close up view of it all in action.

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I dont know about u hippies, but everytime I tried to do something on the bottom of my truck... the zerks never faces down... it always up on top

today I did the 3 zerks in the back... using mobil 1 grease, I pump it until the black just comes out a bit and that's it...

the front driver shaft sure giving me hard time, it's a in bad spot, I need to jack the whole truck in order to get to it, it seems like.
do I really need to do the front since I use it that much?
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linkfeeney, You can rotate the front drive shaft by hand if the 4WD actuator is not engaged. I was able to do mine because I parked the truck over a depression and then crawled under the truck and had lots of room to work with.

If I were you I'd still lube the front regardless of how often you use.
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linkfeeney, You can rotate the front drive shaft by hand if the 4WD actuator is not engaged. I was able to do mine because I parked the truck over a depression and then crawled under the truck and had lots of room to work with.

If I were you I'd still lube the front regardless of how often you use.
I can rotate what?!?! I never knew that... i guess I can do it for the front too... but so hard to get my hand in there to get the coupler in and take it out...
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I can rotate what?!?! I never knew that... i guess I can do it for the front too... but so hard to get my hand in there to get the coupler in and take it out...
lol.


For me, the 1 on the very front was easy to get to.

#2 zerk was at an awkward spot for me. I wonder if there's a good reason they changed the zerk locations compared to the rear.
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How many grease fittings are there in total for a reg cab's drive shaft?
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subd, nice work, buddy was talking about doing this
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #36
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ok I finally for the chance to grease the front drive shaft...
but I can only do the front in!!
i can't reach my hand or shove the coupler into the zerk on the back of it...

anyone got any ideas???
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The number 2 zerk is a a lot easier if you remove the protective plate. 2 12 mm bolts from the bottom. You then have much easier access.
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The number 2 zerk is a a lot easier if you remove the protective plate. 2 12 mm bolts from the bottom. You then have much easier access.
I have to remove the plate?! man what a pain... I wish I have a lift like the garage have... so much easier to do it!!
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Just got under the truck to grease the zerks. I found 6. First time I have them myself. The one near the tranny was dirty dirty with grease thrown underneath the truck. The back end took about 6 pumps to fill.
Great thread!!
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well people... I did it! I able to fit the coupler into the rear front drive shaft!!
2 pumps that all it needs!!! Man it was a pain in the ass, I wish I had a lift!!!
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