Grease fitting on 3rd Gen U-joints??

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by BigMau, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. BigMau

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    My former Tacoma (2009 SR5 2.7l Acess Cab) had a grease fitting at every U-joint on the front and rear drive shafts. It was very easy to maintain/lube. I only found one grease fitting on my 2017 Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 3.5l V-6. Any advise or links for servicing my 2017 Tacoma??
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  3. n7narcosis

    n7narcosis Well-Known Member

    Same on my 2018 DCSB OR. Rear drive shaft has no zerks. Front shaft does... Dunno why, I stared at it for a long time when I first crawled under.

    My front does have two though, at both ends of the shaft, one is really hard to get to with a shield in the way.
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  4. OP

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    Yes!! Thanks for the reply n7narcosis. Noticed the same thing last night while changing my engine oil/filter.
  5. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    There are 4 on my 2016 sport. If I have time tomorrow I’ll crawl under and take some pics and post them for you.
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  6. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    That shield that's in the way is easily removed with 2 bolts.....makes that rear u-joint much easier to get to!
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  7. n7narcosis

    n7narcosis Well-Known Member

    Why, so you can tease us? 'Nah, nah, my trucks got rear shaft zerks!'
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  8. elvin swank

    elvin swank Well-Known Member

    I only found one on mine and the shield is easy to remove and that is the only fitting on it
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  9. elvin swank

    elvin swank Well-Known Member

  10. Tacomatic

    Tacomatic Active Member

    I couldn't find any on my 2019. Anyone with 19 were able to locate them?
  11. OP

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Looks like the the front drive shaft has the zerk fittings. None on the rear drive shaft.
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  12. Tacomatic

    Tacomatic Active Member

    Nothing on the front either. Either I am blind or they removed those too?
  13. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    My 2019 sr5 4x2 has none, changed oil today and checked it out.
  14. Smokey16

    Smokey16 New Member

    My 2019 SR5 has 1 zerk on each of the front drive shaft u-jounts, none on the rear.
  15. Ruggybuggy

    Ruggybuggy Active Member

    It's what Toyota decided to do. There is even a recall on the 2nd gen to replace the U joints and the replacement has no grease nipple.

    I'm assuming most where not servicing them so might as well do away with them.

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