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Drive shaft grease... PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPower05, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    PPower05

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    Hey guys,
    I used the search function, but did not find what I was looking for. I thought I read on this forum something about greasing Zerk fittings every oil change or so.... Long story short, I went to advanced auto and picked up a tube of the mobil one synthetic grease... Is this a correct grease to use?? It looked pretty generic, but I have trusted Mobil 1 with my truck for some time, and haven't been disappointed. Is this an ok grease to use?? I am assuming I just grease until I see the old stuff starting to come out? Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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  4. Oct 15, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Thanks gents!
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    Can anyone give me some details on the grease maintenance? It's not listed anywhere on any of the service interval sheets. I've put 30k miles through my 2010 and haven't done anything like greasing.
    Any pointers to prep for this winter season?
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    ummm yeah
    every 5k is when i do them....
     
  7. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    So I consider myself fairly savy when it comes to working on cars/trucks but grease zerks are not something I am familiar with. I tried to grease mine a few weeks ago and could not see where it is supposed to 'come out'. I was able to squeeze the lever a few times and push greases in but I did not know where to look to see the old being pushed out.

    Any advice on this?

    Thanks
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Same question here since I've never dealt with a grease gun before :anonymous:
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    That grease is exactly what I use on my driveshaft. I also use it to grease all the zerks on my commercial lawnmower.

    Just tighten the fitting on the zerk and start pumping. Eventually you will hear a pop or crackle sound and you will see the old grease start coming out. Pump until you start to see pink coming out (new grease).
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    ummm yeah
    what macgyver said.......
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    Where am I looking to see it coming out? That is the part I am confused on.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    It will start squirting out little holes in the U-joint. Believe me, you'll see it.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Just bought a grease gun and M1 syn grease on Amazon. God I'm so lazy sometimes :cool:
     
  15. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I wipe the zerks clean with a rag BEFORE I inject the grease.
    Just trying to keep dirt and grit out of the deal.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    I do this too ^^^
     
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