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Zerk fitting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacotruck93, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    tacotruck93

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    I just replaced my lower ball joints with Moog problem solvers. When I went took it to a shop to get an alignment they greased them and ended up breaking the zerk fitting leaving the hole exposed. I am leaving on a trip tomorrow down to the DBBB. What can I do to help prevent junk from getting into it. I know the right fix is to take the broken part out but I leave in the morning and I am at work right now leaving no time to fix it right now. Just need a quick fix for the weekend. Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Leave it for now,its not that big of a deal.Fix it when you get back from your trip.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Thanks and I think I will change it from a 45 to a 90 since the CV boot it right in the way.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    That would be a good idea.Go on your trip and have fun.
     
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  6. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    Thanks hopefully there is no more wild fires in the area.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Why didnt the “shop” fix the fitting before you picked it up? If you are going to worry stick a small screw in the broken zerk fitting.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    They said that it would be 80 to fix it. So lesson learned.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    For something they broke? Wow.
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Double wow.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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  12. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    Lets just say ill stick to my local family owned shop.
     
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    Why do you have to pay $80 if they broke the fitting?
     
  14. Mar 28, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    They said that I had paced the zerk fitting in a "bad position" and that once the grease gun was on there they couldn't get it off so they apparently wiggled it until it just broke. And the position that that I placed it was facing the rear of the truck so that it wouldn't get snagged on anything while wheeling.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Clean it well with solvent and when dry put a piece of electrical tape over it for the time being. Then you can fix it when you have time. I would think they should have fixed it at the time.
     
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    Swiggity swangin' biggity bangin'
    Translation: the shop you went to is staffed by incompetent and immoral pieces of shit.
     
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    Correct seeing how i replaced both lower ball joint, both hub assembly, and both tie rod ends. And they fuck up greasing a zerk fitting. SMH.
     
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  18. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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  19. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    See how I spun the zerk fitting for ease of greasing lol.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    F them its their issue, shit happens like this in the auto field and its their job to return the vehicle the way it came in.
     
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