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Grease your drive shaft you lazy sods.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Aerindel, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Oct 18, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Aerindel

    Aerindel [OP] New Member

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    I've been having some bad and puzzling vibrations the last month or so. Only happens during acceleration, gets bad at about 20 MPH...then goes away...then gets bad again at 50-60, then goes almost away at higher speeds....goes away completely when I let off the gas.

    I replaced a badly worn out tie-rod end....little change.

    I replaced my warped brake calipers, and CV axles....no change.

    I removed the front leveling blocks....not change.

    I replaced my completely torn out center bearing....little change.

    I replaced the rear U joint.......vibration GONE!

    And when I got the joint out, I could tell that the two bearings that still had a little grease in them where just fine...and the two that had gone dry where trashed with broken needle bearings and rust everywhere.

    I should have greased the driveline first thing when I bought the truck but I kept forgetting. It was something I always did every six months on my old 94 toyota but I was out of grease...etc etc.

    But it really does matter, and a dry rusted U joint will seriously ruin your ride and make you wonder what is going on.


    In-fact...I'm still out of grease for my gun.....any recommendations for driveline grease? I used white lithium for my old truck....but the left in the rear sliding section of the driveline was pink and translucent...
     
  2. Oct 18, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    empty_lord

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    Superlube is what I use
     
  3. Oct 18, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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  4. Oct 19, 2019 at 3:16 AM
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    Midnite72

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    Wish I could -my 18’ doesn’t have one dam zerk on it !!
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2019 at 3:53 AM
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    Kerch71

    Kerch71 Surgical Precision

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    Thanks for the reminder. I'm definitely a lazy sod when it comes to preventative greasing. Think I'll try the Superlube - mainly because of the name.o_O
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    georgie

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    2018 doesn't have them but my 2019 does ? I think I'm never going know why lol
     
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  7. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    Refer to Manual Specs for grease type.

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  8. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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  9. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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  10. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    georgiey22

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    I use Lucas Red N Tacky on our 2016 4Runner with good results. My 2019 4WD Tundra does NOT have zerk fittings. Why Toyota? Why?
     
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  11. Oct 19, 2019 at 11:08 PM
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  12. Oct 19, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    Air freshener died, washer fluid empty, wipers streak.
    Good to know that for once I didn't step in a pile of ...M&Ms.

    So your sudden project is to lube your truck, while my sudden project is to remove the anti-seize from my spark plugs. Your road is easier, if you have a lift that is.

    I just finished flushing my wife's heater in her Expedition. Ford has these quick disconnects on the heater hoses that are everything but quick disconnects. Took two days of off and on struggling to finally get them disconnected. Scrapped and bloody arms and knuckles later, I thought I'd earned a break. Nope, I've got goo on my plugs that I have to clean off. Seriously, my horses required less from me. Well, except money - horses are truly expensive. And off topic...again.

    Would you think a tampon would work to remove the goo from the spark plug hole's threads?:eek2:
     
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  13. Oct 20, 2019 at 12:35 AM
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    Mountun Goat

    Mountun Goat Pretty ugly, yet completely effective

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    Tampon in a drill.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    My burly old 1/2" drill is going to have issues with this, I'm sure. This might be video worthy! Chucked tampon swinging away like a drunk on a bucking horse.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 20, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

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    This thread title immediately brings me.back to this rock n roll classic
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6bAbQgKKiwA
     
  16. Oct 21, 2019 at 6:13 PM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I dunno, but I bet the turd gen section might.


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  17. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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    Turd Gen Section would be in full crybaby mode after gweasing their zerks.

    Thread: Gwease Stains, Help!

    “I got gwease sling on my undercawidge from the zerks. While I was under, I saw gwease stains on my diff.”

    397 responses 89 likes.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    I've always done this with every oil change. Coming from a 4th gen 4Runner, the driveline likes to clunk at stops if its not properly lubed up. Just did it out of habit and moved the service over to the Tundra.

    Mobil1 red just ran out last week finally after a couple years and picked up a tube of the Shell Rotella HD grease for $2.50 on sale.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    I’m not crying about it! I know it will never rust in those places now LOL
     
  20. Oct 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    You’re good. Some people over there are cwying about Class Action Suits! Hahahaha
     
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