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2G and probably 3G grease fitting for front drive u'joints.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2Gtacosr5, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Sep 20, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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    2Gtacosr5

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    Greasing U-J's is easy...the front drive shaft U-J's not so...I "customized" a fitting that works "so-so"...But damn, is there a special fitting for the gun or a geometric position for "no loss and fully charged"?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    TnShooter

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  3. Sep 21, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    PzTank

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    They’re 90 degree fittings...Some don’t realize and try to go straight on with the gun.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    sparkystaco

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    On my 06 it works best if I point the transfer case fitting at 1 o'clock then come down from above with the flexible hose.
    (Front shaft)
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    ABNFDC

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    Just pull that little plate out from under the rear joint on the front shaft. It is only two bolts and removing it gives you free access to the grease fitting on the rear joint without needing any special adapters.

    See two bolts below.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    2Gtacosr5

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    Yep, I do that too..it's the UJ at the front diff..Maybe a pistol grip grease gun would work better?..I use a full cartridge gun. Gotta use both hands to grease..Maybe a small cartridge gun in one hand and the other to keep the grease gun on the fitting? Damn tight quarter's up front.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2019 at 3:08 AM
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  8. Sep 26, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    I use a pistol grip grease gun with a lock'n lube tip. I think I put the Front D-shaft at 3'o clock to get the tip on there and pump away.
     
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  9. Sep 26, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    ABNFDC

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    I have never had a problem with that one. The front shaft spins freely, so it is easy to turn the shaft and hit it. I'm not using anything fancy, just a full size pistol grip grease gun I got about 30 years ago.
     
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  10. Oct 2, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    2Gtacosr5

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    Pistol grip..that's what I was thinking..I'll take pic's tomorrow of my "customized" tip on the fitting using a full cartridge gun. Thanks ALL!
     

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