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Grease points

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Riverpirate, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    Riverpirate

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    So Im getting ready to change the differential oil. Since Im under there, does anyone know the grease points for a 2nd gen ?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    just the driveshaft u joints in most cases
     
  3. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    OP, on your particular truck there are 5 zerks: 3 on the rear drive shaft, 2 on the front drive shaft.
     
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  4. Jun 14, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    Blockhead

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    Yep and shield on front shaft needs removed to get to one of the zeros.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Last time I greased the front one under the shield, I made note that if a guy had a 90 degree fitting you probably could get it without removing the shield. Taking the shield off is no big deal, but neither is buying a 90 degree fitting on eBay. A fitting for the grease gun that is. Not a zert.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    If you use a flexible hose zerk gun no need to remove the shield - at least I didn’t have to on my ‘13
     
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    I do use a flex hose and I did read people couple do it. I gave it my best, it just wouldn’t go. I had to take off the shield. That’s when I looked at it and said a 90 degree fitting would work. I think I even drew blood trying to get that sucker on.
     
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  8. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    JustAddMud

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  9. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Bullnettles

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    Best money I've ever spent. Doesn't fit on the front shaft zerks, but it actually WORKS on the UCA.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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  11. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    I can’t even get it on, the angle is to much. I suspect the coupler is to thick compared to others that can get it. I don’t have a problem with the others, it’s just the front one without removing the shield. I think my coupler is to fat.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    I have a complete set of front skids, both front, mid and t-case so I removed and discarded that little elbow shield. Even without the shield, it's a PITA to get a good latch. I have since stopped greasing the front drive shaft unless I know I have an event planned. The grease channels have gotten clogged more times than I can shake a stick at. I'm almost to the point that I'd swap out the zerks on the front with button-head type grease zerks. But I dont know if dropping another 50$ for a new tip and replacement zerks. See below for what I'm talking about.

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    https://www.mcmaster.com/2443k77

    Button-Head zerks:
    https://www.grainger.com/category/l...rease+Fitting+Style|Button+Head&filters=attrs

    -J
     
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    b_r_o

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    Needle tip adapter for the grease gun. the collar with the crosshatch slides down over the end of the grease gun hose/fitting, the needle tip gets placed right on the bead of the zirk. Good for tight places
     
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  14. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Yea , I have needle tips also. I just didn’t bother with one. Got frustrated and yanked the shield
     
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    Yes, and there is also a thinner coupler available. I have also ground the outsides of the coupler a little to get in tight places.
     
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    This is what I used and worked without removing the shield. It was tight angle to fit the zerk for sure.

    3D3BE7B7-5BBC-4B49-BF41-8CC4F78AAB10.jpg
     
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    This^.

    I've got the same grease gun and have zero issues reaching all the zerks.
     

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