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Can't access front U joint zerk

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lawrenccar1, May 27, 2016.

  1. May 27, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    lawrenccar1

    lawrenccar1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No matter how i try i cant get grease gun coupler (s) onto zerk do to clearance issue. Is a needle adapter directly into zerk an option ? Seems if the zerk was turned to the side more there would be enough room. Any ideas ?
     
  2. May 27, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    rnish

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    Its a little tight but it can be done. Try loosing up the grease gun fitting (unscrew a turn or two), put it on the zerk, then tighten it up once its on the zerk. Loosen up on the fitting to get it off.
     
  3. May 27, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    yes tried that, the coupler goes in on too much of angle to tighten down enough. coupler hits u joint, i am trying to locate a smaller diameter coupler if possible..
     
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  4. May 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    I had no problems doing mine the other day, just pick a different angle and have at it
     
  5. May 27, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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    Did mine the other day too. Not easy but gotter done.
     
  7. May 28, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    thanks i got it. i got a new coupler and worked,, :)
     
  8. May 28, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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    Once you figure out the process it not bad at all.
    But figuring it out the first time is a PITA.
    Pretty sure the neighbors learned some new words my first go around.
     

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