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Is there a trick to it? I tried before winter and could not get my grease gun to securely "bite" on the ujoint zerk fittings. Please don't tell me I have to drop the shafts to grease them....
 

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I have found it infinitely easier to block the front wheels, jack up the rear and put the rear axle on jack stands.........then put the transmission in neutral, so that when you crawl under to grease all the fittings, you can simply rotate the drive shaft to the exact position needed to snap on your grease gun.
 

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Are the zerks hard to reach or is your gun simply not fitting over the zerk or feels loose? If the latter, then the grease fitting on your gun is not the correct size for the zerks.
 

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Are the zerks hard to reach or is your gun simply not fitting over the zerk or feels loose? If the latter, then the grease fitting on your gun is not the correct size for the zerks.
The zeros seem to be in a bad spot. As in there isn't enough room between the yokes to get the tip of the grease gun in there. The grease gun has been used to grease all sorts of zerks from snowblowers to trailer bearings to tie rod ends to Land Rover drives hats. Unless the Toyota uses some bastard size?
 

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Rule of thumb I have always heard is when you do an oil change. Biggest mistake people make is jamming too much grease in and blowing out seals. Squeeze the trigger slowly and feel for resistance in the trigger. When you feel that stop, dont keep pumping till you see it gushing out.
 
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So this is the issue. The zerks on the front driveshaft are too short. The tip of the gun contacts the ujoint cups prior to fully engaging the zerk.
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