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Want to learn how to properly lube the drive shaft in my Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 1999cutiger, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    kw819

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    no worries! I just ordered a little needle attachment will tackle it this weekend.
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    I just move the connection around or push it tight. It ends up working on all zerks if you try different positions.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    I definitely had it in tight, shoved it in and held it and it would just spew out from that contact point. hopefully the needle will work.
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    Just update for my guys with a 2018+. I thought we had none and previously on this thread, users mentioned we had none but there are two fittings on each U-joint of the front driveshaft on my 2018 just incase you guys haven't taken a look. Mine were covered by the undercoating I had done.
     
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  5. Apr 21, 2019 at 3:53 AM
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    Just had my 19 in for toyota care paper worked stated propeller shaft lubed at service my manual says it does. Thats why I asked them to grease the shaft while up on the hoist.
     
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    Is it possible Toyota switched to sealed units sometimes in 2018? Maybe some have it and some don't.

    I've seen it happen before with a same year car and depending on the vin number you get different parts.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    Must be on to something I can take a picture of my work order that the tech noted shaft lubed. I do think if there was no fitting they would have noted that ! Strange why some 19s don't have them ?
     
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  9. Apr 23, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    That's actually crazy. It is bothering me a bit now that I am missing more but I have looked at the rear driveshaft joints from every angle and haven't seen anything
     
  10. Apr 28, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Lincolns are a great brand to go with. That is what I use on the farm equipment and it hasn't stopped yet like all of the cheap auto parts store's grease guns.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Just did mine yesterday so I figured I'd chime in here.

    2016 CM 4X4: 5 Zerks. 3 on rear shaft, 2 on front.

    As others have stated, the rear one on the front shaft is a biotch! I also had no luck with a needle, the grease just wasn't going in. So I removed the heat shield (2 bolts) and came in at a 90 degree angle from the driver's side. Perfect!

    Also as a side note, when 4WD is not engaged, the front driveshaft spins freely (no need to jack up the front end or anything like that). I won't work under a vehicle on ramps or jacks, I do not think it's ever fully safe. If you slide under and the rear driveshaft isn't pointing all the zerks straight down, just drive forward or backward until they line up.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    actually some time during 2017 model year. Mine does not have any. I don't think it is a big deal. Toyotas are the first trucks I have ever owned that had ujoints with fittings.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    When I had my Land Rover Discovery II, one of the known problems was the non-greasable driveshaft. The u-joints would eventually dry up and eventually cause failure without warning. Upon failure, the transmission housing will most likely be toasted as well. I loved my Disco and even though I replaced my driveshaft with greasable u-joints, it was still a ticking time bomb for other reasons. Needless to say, it wasn't a great vehicle for reliably hauling the family around. That's why I have a Tundra now and I'm glad to have those little nubs to feed it grease at every oil change.
     
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  14. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    All i can find is this. Dont know if it can be greased or not and if so dont know how it works ‍♂️

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  15. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    To many to list, blah blah bla...
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  16. Jul 30, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    Buy a grease gun and a tube of grease. The socket of the grease gun snaps onto that nipple looking piece called a grease fitting. Pump the grease gun a couple of times. Do this at every oil change or every couple.
     
  17. Jul 30, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Will try that thanks
    Baught the stuff to do it and said "hey, where the f are zerks?"
    Was looking for more of a tire air zerk kind of shape....
     
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  18. Jul 30, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    No problem. If grease starts coming out of the side of the grease gun socket instead of going in the fitting just trying hold the socket straight inline with the fitting and maybe applying a little pressure. If you have any more questions just post on here and someone will help you.
     
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  19. Jul 31, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Nice. Appreciate it. Absolutely certain dealership didnt do this even thoight they charged me for it...

    Going to tighten propellar shaft too.

    Crack the nuts loose and then re tighten to proper torque as specified in a criss cross pattern like a tire?
     
  20. Aug 10, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    After greasing my own u joints, all 5 are doable via regular grese gun, just the front 2 you might need to get out and move the truck a few inches at a time until you can get the right angle.

    Also pretty sure toyota didnt do it despite charging me since my back 3 had no grease in them until mine started coming out and hearing the air hiss while doing it.
     
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