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Rear U-joint squeak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by caribe makaira, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    caribe makaira

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    Just an FYI, I've been hearing a noise which I thought was the spring pack and shackles. Like an old beat up truck everytime it stops at an intersection. But to my amazement it turned out to be the rear u-joint which had almost rusted stuck, as in no movement at all. Been doing too many flooded roads here in the past 5 months.
    Damn them ungreasable u-joints.:mad:
     
  2. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    chilidogrc

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    They are grease able
     
  3. Dec 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    Not OEM ones...at least not on my Truck...sealed
     
  4. Dec 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Same thing here. Non greasable, replaced at 90k miles.
     
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    The 2012 prerunners have grease fittings.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    my 2010 has grease nips on all of the drive shaft yokes
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    When you guys say you don't have them, are you just looking at the center for a grease fitting? The fittings are on the outside of 1 cap on every u-joint. I would be surprised if you didn't have fittings. I can see how they are missed if the shaft is in the right position with the fitting facing up.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    I recall reading that only 4x4s have greaseable U-joints.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Is them the correct size/fit then?...Any one else done a swap? Yous with 4x4 and 2010 + what be the greasable part number?
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    really? interesting...
     
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    According to rockauto the 4x4 and prerunner use the same size u-joint. They use a 1 1/16 cap size. When time comes I will just use the 4x4 u-joint on my pre-runner.
     
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    Cause yours is a 4x4.
     
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    Only on the 2.7L PreRunners, according to the maintenance booklet. :notsure:
     
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    Mine does. They are NOT on the bearing caps however. They are in the center of the U Joint..
     
  18. Dec 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    This. Rotate the drive shaft till you see the grease fitting. 2wd have 3 zerks. 4wd has 5.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    replacing ujoints is easy luckily.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Just fucking grease them. Then you don't have to replace them. Gawd!
     

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