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Grease Nipples ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vapovick, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    vapovick

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    Ok got your attention haha, I was lubing up the truck, and I only see 3 nipples along the drive shaft. Is that it? are there any on the hubs etc that I am missing?

    Thanks again.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    if you ever see more than 2 nipples.....stop and run
     
  3. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    I have 9 zerks
     
  4. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    And if they are on the shaft....well then idk what to tell ya. lol

    But anyway, when i greased mine i think i found 4 or 6 if i remember correctly. There should be 2 on the front shaft; one on each end, 2 on the intermediate shaft and 2 on the final shaft.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Shit I just did this too, I think there's 7 on mine & no service for the double-cardan, yep pretty sure its 7 for mine, single cabs (1st gens) probably have 1 piece driveshaft
     
  6. Aug 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    If we've got 9 which 2 am I missing? Guess I'll have to check again ....
     
  7. Aug 26, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    I want to say there's only 7 (for access and double cab), 1 for each u-joint, 1 on the rear shaft itself (slip yoke), and 1 in the middle piece.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    The first gens have a double cardan joint that can be greased...You might want to double check yours.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Bingo :D there's 2 that are hiding...
     
  10. Aug 26, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    There's also 2 more on the leaf spring shackles...
     
  11. Aug 26, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    And you don't want to risk messing up that Double Cardan Joint cause I heard it's Expensive :eek:
     
  12. Aug 26, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Should be three on the Double cardan better check again 2 are at the ujoint and the one iskinda in the center of both wipe away the grease youll find it
     
  13. Aug 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    correction 2 zerks on each leaf spring shackle...I just greased mine :rolleyes:
     
  14. Aug 26, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    and yes I have a total of 9 zerks along the driveshaft...I just went to grease mine and all the zerks were hidden on the double cardan haha...
     
  15. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Shit ok I've got 8 & I could only find 2 on the dbl cardan, I count 3 for the rear (1-Ujoint on diff,1-Ujoint from tailshaft,1-sliding yoke) 2 for the dbl cardan for a total of 5 for the rear driveline & 3 for the front: 1- Ujoint off transfer to front drvshaft, 1-frnt sliding yoke & 1- for frnt Ujoint bolting up to frnt diff. For a total of 8

    Web dbl cardan grease zirks.jpg
    Web transfer out to rear drvshft.jpg
    Web transfer to frnt drvshft.jpg
     
  16. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Can I just buy a standard grease gun with the fitting it comes with in order to grease all the zerks? Or do I need a special fitting?
     
  17. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    I use a standard tip no problems unless I get sloppy like I did in one pic:eek:
     
  18. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Thanks man, I guess I pump until it oozes out? Even though that didn't sound good, that is SOP, correct?
     
  19. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    He wants to pump his gun into the nipples until it oozes :D

    j/k
     
  20. Aug 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    oh man, look what I have started. I am gonna get back under there on Monday and get the rest done... I guess I have to really clean it up. They seem to be good at hiding.

    ./v
     
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