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First Major Service?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MTLTaco, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    MTLTaco

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    I just hit 24000KM on my 09 DC LB which I got in june 09. I have changed the oil many times. Just wondering when the first major service should be done. Grease drive shaft etc...
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  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    15,000 miles (which is close to 24,000 km) is when the driveshafts are supposed to be greased.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    do you have a grease gun? if you can change your own oil you can def grease your drive shafts...
     
  5. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I can change the oil no problem but I do not have a grease gun. The dealer just told me that the driveshaft should be greased at 32000 KM which is around 20000 miles.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    grease guns are very inexpensive and the process of greasing your drive shafts is very easy. I wouldnt pay someone to do it for me..
     
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  8. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    You should grease your drive shaft every time you change your oil at a minimum in most mechanics opinion - I grease every oil change and once in the middle of the interval. Toyota recommends in their manual to grease every 16,000 kms but is usually done at every oil change at any competent shop.

    Your first major service isn't until 48,000 Kms when you spark plugs need to be changed, along with some other items.

    All this info is in your owners manual as well as available on Toyota.ca
    http://www.toyota.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WWW.woa/27/wo/Home.Owners.MaintenanceMenu-3WgYKbonZHwBwAWiifeedg/0.5.0.1?fmg%2fown%2fo110000e.html

    Your dealer was somewhat correct when they told you the shaft needed greasing at 32,000 kms. What he neglected to tell you however, is that you definitely shouldn't go 32,000 kms IN BETWEEN greasing. Don't be surprised it you need some universal joints put into that drive shaft in the near future. The positive side is that they are fairly cheap at around $10 a pop, but labor is going to cost you if you can't do it yourself.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Thanks for all the info
     
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