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Chassis and drive line lubing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hardtaco, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Aug 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    hardtaco

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    I bought an 08 certified pre owned DC with 31,000 miles on it, and do my own oil changes. I am getting ready to hit 45,000 miles and am curious as to how often our chassis / drive lines need to be greased, and what actually gets greased. I would think it would have been done when it was getting serviced before I bought it, but I am wondering what this interval should be.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    Your truck didn't come with an owners manual?
     
  3. Aug 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    landphil

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    You pre-runner shouldn't need any greasing if all original, they have sealed u joints and front end components. The 4wds have grease fittings on the u joints only, I do mine at least every oil change, sometimes several times in between, depending on the conditions I use the truck in. Mud, deep snow, water...
     
  4. Aug 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    I cannot speak for all the 2012's, but I got curious after reading this and my 2012 Pre-Runner does indeed have Zerk Fittings on all the universal joints. I'm happy that it does. I do believe that grease fitting will extend the life greatly if properly maintained.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    Yes, it did. Didn't see any info on greasing anything though.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Good to know, first I've heard of it, but I agree, for those of us who do maintenence, its a very good thing. The reason I said "all original" is because greasable u joints can be put in pre runners that came with sealed u joints, and some guys do.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Yeah if you have em just grease em every oil change as a general rule.
     
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