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2009 Prop Shaft Slip Yoke

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco John, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Taco John

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    From what I have read, it sounds like they used to put a zerk for greasing this but not in 09. Since dropping the shaft is the only way to regrease this, do I just rub a bunch on and reassemble? It doesn't look like there is a good way for the excess to come out but I am not sure how much excess I could really get in there anyway!

    TIA
     
  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    Are you absolutely sure there's no zerk?

    The slip yoke probably has a rubber boot on it which probably has a clamp on it that you'll have to cut off in order to remove the boot.

    Are you having problems with the shaft? Do you do a lot of offroading?
    Chances are - if you only go through normal driving conditions, and your boot isn't torn or ripped....you probably won't need any grease in there.

    This thread might help.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...ntire-drive-shaft-u-joints-5-zerks-total.html

    Although, if you look at the very LAST picture. They're showing you zerk #5...
    If you look to the right, there's another zerk - it's kinda burry. That should be the slip yoke zerk.
    Chck to make sure you have one of these....
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    I don't think the 2nd Gen have this many Zerks, I think I found 4??
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    Judging from the pic where the driveshaft meets the transmission, I'm fairly certain that truck isn't a 2nd generation Taco.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    Thanks for the link. I don't recall that zerk being there but that is where I would expect it!

    I don't do a lot of towing or off roading, but I figure a little bit would mean that I should do it less frequently. Since I couldn't finda zerk, I figured I would have to drop the driveshaft. I removed the straps and pulled the boot back yesterday to take a look at things and I ended up reattaching it with some cable ties as I didn't have enough umph to break the flange bolts loose so I was planning to leave it for another day!

    Actually, the more I think about it, it looks like Toyota has decided to make that a sealed part that doesn't get greased and forgot to update their literature! ;)
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    That's a pre-2005 drive shaft. The double cardan joint has three zerks.

    I'm surprised noone has drilled, tapped and inserted a zerk on the 2005+ shaft yet. I haven't looked closely, but maybe it isn't worth the effort on the new shaft.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    If I have to drop the driveshaft every 5,000 miles, it would be worth it! I am approaching 10k now and we'll see how it goes the first time. I figure I will either need to drill and zerk or button it up and forget about it.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    It's resurrecting an old post, but I'm running into issues with the slip yoke on my '09 4WD access cab binding again. The dealership replaced my rear driveshaft at about 16000 km and at 61000 km the binding is starting to happen again.

    My extended warranty should cover the work, but if I wanted to attempt the re-grease myself, does anyone have any pointers?

    Draw match-marks, drop the drive shaft, remove the boot about half way along, separate the two halfs and coat with a good grease? Is that all there is to it?

    Can you put too much grease on it?

    Any help would be great.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Sounds like the right approach to me. Make sure you clean off the old grease. I doubt you can get too much in there without it finding a way out.
     
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