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Let’s lube that chassis! (2018)

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by SmokeyTT, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    SmokeyTT

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    Hey gurus,

    Looking at my Toyota 2 year free service plan, I realized that they don’t lubricate anything on the chassis. Therefore, I have a few questions for you guys:

    1. What parts/ components should be greased as part of our routine maintenance? I just did my UCA Camburg balljoints. What else?

    2. How-to/locations of fittings or entry points for named things in question #1.

    3. I have a 2018 and I’ve heard and did a quick look at the driveshaft and didn’t see any grease points. Am I crazy?

    I have a grease gun and some Lucas Red “N” Tacky ready to go! I’m trying to be knowledgeable enough to do my basic maintenance on my own. Thanks guys! (By the way, anything else you feel is important please share, I saw some threads along the way, please put them in here incase I missed something)
     
  2. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    ARamirez73

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    My 14 CM SR5 drive line has grease points, also put some on the knuckle stops
     
  3. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Yeah I’ve read that 07-17’s have points but have seen people say that the 2018’s have a sealed drive shaft. I’m trying to figure it out haha
     
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    Gotcha
     
  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    Thank you though. I asked a buddy who’s a salesman at the Toyota down here, to ask a mechanic about it and the mechanic told him “try and look at the manual” ................................ wow dude, you rock LOL
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    Looking at the lower ball joint, no zerk, how does someone grease it?

    Also looked over the driveshaft again and I think my OCD is going to rest because I couldn’t find any zerk and this time I spent maybe an hour checking. Still bugging me actually lol.

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    You don't. They are sealed.
     
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    I have a 2018 and I have no zerk fittings on the driveshaft either. I’ve seen a couple other people mention the same thing.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    That’s what I thought just making sure y’all don’t have some voodoo going on that I don’t know about LOL
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    So what other maintenance is there that you do every oil change?
     
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    I've also heard 2018+....NO zerks on the drive line.

    I have a 2017, 4X4. It has got zerks. Lotso zerks. Hit them every 20,000 miles or so.

    Here's the road map for them.
     

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    Got it. Thanks man. Checked these spots good and nothing that I saw. What other maintenance should we do often besides oil changes and tire rotations?
     
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    Rotate tires. Check CV boots. Grease zerks on driveline (I have them on my '13). Check fluids. Inspect Cam Tower joints for leakage. Grease UCA bushings (I have aftermarket UCA's with greasable bushings).
     
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  14. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    Yes yes and yes. Luckily no can tower leak here (knock on wood)
     
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    Cabin air filter. Holy crap does that thing fill up with shite in 20,000 miles. Which invariably puts a strain on the air "system."
     
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    Did not think of that one. What’s your method of cleaning?
     
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    Just replace. They're +/- $10.
     
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    Nice. Sounds good. Thanks for all the recommendations!
     
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    There is really not much to do.
    Cabin/Air filter 30K
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    100K is around three years for me but this is my schedule.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    Op is your truck a 2wd or 4wd? I know most forum members have 4wd but not all of us need it. My 15 2wd has no zerks on the driveshaft that I could find. My understanding is the 4wd does
     
  21. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    I have a 4wd and I’ve heard that just in general the 18’s don’t have zerks.
     
  22. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Hey I just hit my balljoints and bushings with some grease and decided I'd go and check the driveshaft one more time. Good thing I did. There are two zerk fittings on the front driveshaft on the U-joints. Here are some pics of locations and the serial number of my driveshaft. 2018 offroad 4x4

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