Lubricate propeller shaft interval

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Taco Slinger 4000, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    purusing my owners manual and looking at other threads. How often should this be done? And is it possible to over lubricate it? I’m the second owner of this truck and I’m not sure the last time it was lubricated. And it seems like an easy DIY
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I always did mine when I was down there changing my oil. Like you said it’s easy to do if you have the tools.
     
  4. OP
    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Can I over lubricate? I did some googling and said 4 pumps; but if it was done 1k miles ago and I put 4 pumps would that mess up the pressure or throw anything off?
     
  5. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I think normal maintenance for the grease zerks is 15,000 miles......5,000 for severe service. Very easy to DIY.
     
  6. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I have always pumped in grease until grease came out all the caps.......just the way I was taught.
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s how I’ve always done it.
     
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  8. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I always wipe away any excess due to when you do engage the front shaft you haven't slung grease all over........makes a heckuva mess.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Common sense
     
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  10. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Yep!!
     
  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    X2
     
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Common sense for you guys, I wouldn’t have wiped it off honestly until I read that lol. I have a lot to catch up on lubrication and torque spec wise.
     
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  13. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I forgot last time on mine.. Yep grease all over the floorboards underneath..
     
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  14. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've seen a few pickups with grease splattered all over the underside at the u-joints and yokes. LMAO
     
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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Rookie :)
     
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  16. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    There is something about the title that is not right two words that shouldnt be used together‍♂️
     
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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Mind in the gutter Tacomania. Haha
     
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  18. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Haha just sayin... lol
     
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  19. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I grease all fittings at every oil change. You cannot overfill the U joints because they are not fully sealed. Grease is flung from the caps as the shaft spins.
     
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  20. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yep. And all kinds of messy.
     
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  21. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Nothing a little brake clean and a shop towel can't fix. Polish that shaft!
     
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