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U-Joint Greasing Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HMA, May 26, 2011.

  1. May 26, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    HMA

    HMA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2010 DC LB 4x4. I searched and can't find an answer to this: I greased them for the first time today. I noticed that these U-Joints have a small hole in each "leg" near the bearings. As I pumped grease in, it came out of some, but not all the holes. I covered those that oozed with my fingers and was somehow able to pump the gun until it came out of the other one(s). The best I remember, greasable U-Joints I have dealt with in the past didn't have these holes. The grease came out of the bearing caps.

    Questions:
    DId I do the right thing?
    Are they all like this?
    The last few vehicles I have owned had sealed U-joints, why did Toyota use greasables?
     
  2. May 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap

    yes u did the right thing. its quick and easy greae them till u see or hear the little grease coming out=done. yes they are all like that. and im not sure why toyta decided to use greasables.... actually on alot of the AWD models like the rav 4 or sienna have sealed u-joints... i dont get it either ha. but yes good to hear ur greasing urs:cheers:
     
  3. May 26, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    TacoFMS

    TacoFMS Bubble bubble bubble pop

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    What type of grease does it call for? lithium or what? im heading to the parts store today and need to get a tube and didnt know which type to get, there are like 6 or so dif kinds so i got confused last time i went to get my oil change stuff.
     
  4. May 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Last time I used red n tacky #2. I forget what's recommended but that or most other synthetics will work. Seems like mobil 1 synth is pretty popular
     
  5. May 26, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    any u joint or bearing grease will work.
     
  6. May 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    It's a grease zerk.

    Pop it on, shoot a couple pumps till you hear a seal or two releasing pressure, rotate the driveshaft to work the U joints, wipe up the extra so it doesn't make a mess.

    No overthinking required.
     
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