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No zerk fittings on rear drive shaft

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by VRC, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Sep 4, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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    VRC

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    Just took delivery a few weeks ago of my 2017 4wd Crewmax. While under the truck today, I noticed that the u-joints on the rear drive shaft have no zerk fittings.

    With everything I have read on this site, the rear shaft should have 3 zerks. Apparently something has changed. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    gosolo

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    Sometimes they are not at the yoke part of the u-joint but on one of the outer roller bearing cups.
    Any chance you missed them?
    IMG_0802.jpg
     
  3. Sep 4, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    I checked the yoke and the outside of each roller bearing and no fitting.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    gosolo

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    That sucks. I would be uncomfortable leaving u-joints un-lubed for over 15 or 20k miles.
    I would even consider drilling and tapping a spot to put in a zurk. Not something you should have to do.
     

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