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Tools for grease drive shaft and other parts

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by DCJeeper, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Apr 29, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    DCJeeper

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    Anyone can recommend the tools for lubricate the driveshaft and chassis? My 2017 OR has never been serviced for this during the free maintenance. Wonder if there's a detailed instruction how to do it.
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    Does your 2017 have a greaseable drive shaft?
     
  3. Apr 29, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Don't know. Saw somewhere before that new 4x4 models have non-greasable rear shaft but the front is still greasable. I also need to grease other parts too.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    get under it and have a look. look for the zerks at the u-joints. may not be exactly like this one, but similar. all you will need is a grease gun and some grease.

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    You'll at least have greaseable u-joints at the front. All you need is a decent grease gun, and a set of sockets (to remove a small shield).

    Some guys use a needle nozzle to get at one of the zerks that is trickier to access, but I had no trouble getting to it without the need nozzle.
     
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    I use Lucas Marine Grease (NLG #2) on everything. Drive shaft, lawn tractor, boat trailer etc. Some people get several guns, other swap out the grease in a single gun between lubs. I have one gun, use one grease on everything. I forget the brand (don’t think its important) but its one that takes the large 14 oz. cartridge, and has a larger handle so I can pump some pressure. A flexible grease hose/head helps getting in tight places.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    Not trying to hijack (since I am a 2nd gen), but I have same question. I am buying superlube grease today for my UCA's and was wondering if I can use on drive shaft? I know the manual says lithium based grease should be used, but not sure if the synthetic lube from superlube qualifies or not?

    Also, buying this grease gun.
     
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    No. Superlube is PTFE base; you need a NLGI #2 lithium or calcium sulphonate base grease.
     
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    Not much too it.
    Clean the zerk.
    Keep pumping grease until you see new grease appear out all 4 seals.
    Wipe off the excess.
     
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  13. May 17, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    Any other parts need to be greased except drive shaft? Ball joint, tie rods ends etc.? I've got the grease gun and Valvoline synthetic NLGI #2 grease. Ready to grease them this weekend. It would be nice if someone can post pictures/videos of the locations of the zerks.
     
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    I did it the easy way. Went to my Toyota dealer for an oil/filter change and asked them to grease the drive shaft's 2 zerks and I will pay extra. They did and did not charge me extra. Great dealer.
     
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    its a #2 grease it should be fine, MOBIL1 is the same type of synthetic grease although its not a lithium base people are using it no problem as far as I can tell
     
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    Excuse my knowledge but relatively new owner coming up on first service...Do 2wds have any zerks that I need to give few shots? I haven't been under it enough yet to look. Im going to do all services because the dealers within distance i'd be willing to drive to suck.
     
  20. May 17, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    only way to tell is examine the universal joints to see if they have grease nipples attached,these are pretty handy for a 2wd with only 2 grease zerks if u have to DIY your own grease job, most Toyota dealers wont/don't do grease jobs https://www.harborfreight.com/grease-gun-with-3-oz-grease-95575.htmlhttps://www.harborfreight.com/grease-gun-with-3-oz-grease-95575.htmlhttps://www.harborfreight.com/grease-gun-with-3-oz-grease-95575.html
     
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