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Grease points and "ping"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2000toytac, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Sep 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    2000toytac

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to this forum, and after searching all over I couldn't find much information on grease points. I have a 2000 tacoma prerunner 2.7L, and wondered if anyone had any guides or links on where the grease points are for this truck. Also, I found little information on the "ping" noise coming from under the truck. Is this associated with the need for grease?

    Also, if anyone could recommend the types of grease required, it would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!

    Nick
     
  2. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    does the prerunner have grease zerks even?? if so....look at the drive shaft, should be some there if the prerunner has them.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Check all the joints on the driveshaft for zerks.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    Forgive me as I'm not much of a mechanic, but what is a zerk?
     
  5. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    zerk is a grease fitting....where the end of the grease gun fits onto.

    by the way...welcome to tw!!!
     
  6. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    It's the little fitting you attach a grease gun to.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    thanks for the welcome guys! I will check them tomorrow... If I do have them, any particular types of grease recommended?
     
  8. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    lucas red and tacky #2 is good stuff, as is mobil1 grease.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    When does your car Ping?

    Does it happen when you are accelerating? if so no amount of grease will fix that..
    Try better fuel.

    Are you sure it is not a Squeek?
    Lube the leaf springs.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2008 at 10:39 AM
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    Thanks for the responses! They have been very helpful. I found a Toyota manual that shows the grease points for the Prerunner shaft. Does anyone know what size grease gun tip is required? I Imagine that it's the same size for the 4WD models.

    Thanks for all your help again!
     
  13. Sep 5, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    ----Its not a ping from the engine, it’s a shift from park to reverse, and many others have described that about my greasing the zerks. However, I do have a squeak as well, and thought it was from the leaf springs. Do you have any suggestions on how to lube them, and if so what type of grease, lithium or MP?
     
  14. Sep 5, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    use a good dry moly lube and spray into each of the leafs liberally.......should take care of the squeak. as for grease gun ends........should be all relatively the same.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    Thanks, hopefully I can just pick this stuff up at autozone or NAPA or something. You guys have been helpful! I'll report back and let you all know how it went.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    Also, make sure thee are no plastic caps on the grease zerks. I watched my buddy bust his butt trying to grease his truck, and when I craweled under it to see what was wrong, I noticed he never took the plastic caps off of the zerks. If you have them, just pull them off and throw them out. :)
     
  17. Sep 6, 2008 at 11:22 PM
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    well I greased my propellar shaft today, and it was a huge success! I was, however unable to locate any moly spray. I tried autozone and napa. All they had was white lithium. I'll have to order online and grease my springs another day. Thanks again for all the help.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2008 at 11:28 PM
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    getting there....
    good to hear you got the drive shaft greased.

    do you have a tractor supply or northern tool and equipment anywhere close to you?? if so....check there. they carry dry moly lube sprays, as well as silicone type sprays, and these are good for the leaf packs also.
     
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