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Grease Help Please.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2001Tacoma, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Jul 2, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    2001Tacoma

    2001Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2019, SR, I4, AT, 4WD. I did an oil change and went to grease the drive shaft grease fittings. I was having trouble getting the gun to stay on the zerk fitting. I dont think I was able to get the gun fitting to line up correctly with the zerk fitting because of the universal joint getting in the way. To you guys that have done this before is the fitting on my gun the one I should be using or is there a better fitting that I should get ? Thank you for ANY help with this.GreaseG.jpg
     
  2. Jul 2, 2020 at 2:25 PM
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    Probably a wrong forum
     
  3. Jul 2, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Thread moved.
     
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    Looks correct. Most small zert fittings are the same. I could be wrong tho. May just need to rotate shaft a little one way or the other.
     
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    JEEPNIK

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    Jack up the rear. Spin the shaft and watch the zerk clearance. It will be in a position that allows a slightly larger clearance at some point. There are also some thin walled grease gun ends available.
     
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    It did snap on there, right?
     
  9. Jul 2, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    I have the same tip as the OP but I grinded it down a little as if I stuck it in a pencil sharpener, now it fits great on the front driveshaft
     
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    There is a grease gun needle that pushes in the ball on the zerk fitting. I have one on my old Jeep that I have to grease with this adapter. It was just drilled slightly off not to allow the grease gun to go on. Bought it from Amazon
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    @Pinay sorry for posting in wrong place, thnx for moving it. WOW lots of good information here.
    I was not able to get it to snap on. @BillsSR5 thnx for the video gonna watch it now @SandyTaco4x4 thats looks like it will do the job, thnx @maxtherat in going to keep that device in mind, I may need it, thnx
     
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    No worries. Try get the right section of the forum next time.
     
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    A lot of people don't know that u can loosen the tip of the grease gun, slide it over the zerk then tighten it down. Then when you're done, loosen it again for easy removal.
     
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    If it's not an O.D. issue...
    Would loosening the zerk a little help?
    Does your grease fitting have an adjustment for the 'claws' inside?
     
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    it works very well for another reason, when you grease Spicer brand u joints you need to purge all 4 end caps on the u joint to properly grease it when you tighten down the gun coupler its air tight and purges all 4 caps without totally wasting a ton of grease, before I used this method I'd only get 2-3 caps fully purged of the old grease and wasted a lot of the grease trying to.
     
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    +1 these also work great
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmJNjg-zEKA
     
  19. Jul 4, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Thank you all for the great info. After watching @BillsSR5 video i was able to get it done so thnx again Bill :) from looking at the Maintence book I am guessing that the only place with Zerk fittings is the propeller shaft. Does anyone know of anything different ? Thank you.Screen Shot 2020-07-04 at 8.03.55 PM.jpg
     
  20. Jul 4, 2020 at 5:26 PM
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