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    Wondering if someone is able to tell where and how many grease nipples? The 70k service guide says: "lubricate propeller shaft". After finally working out they are referring to "drive" shaft i took a look underneath and could only find two grease nipples on the propeller shafts - one near the back of the small shaft and one near the front of main drive shaft. I'm also wondering if there are other grease points that might benefit from attention?

    Thanks

    Bear
    2005 4L V6 5sp Auto GXL. Not much gear!

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    Re: Grease Nipples?

    You'll also find one in the center of each universal joint.

    Mick
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    • #3
      Re: Grease Nipples?

      Thanks Mick. One more question; how much grease do you reckon these joints should take?

      Bear
      2005 4L V6 5sp Auto GXL. Not much gear!

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      • #4
        Re: Grease Nipples?

        I think you will find three nipples on each drive shaft . One on each universal joint (4) and one on each sliding joint (2). Pump grease into the universal joints until you see the old grease coming out of the rubber seals , this pushes out any water and dirt in the joint. You just need 2-3 pumps in the sliding joints , not to much.

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        • #5
          Re: Grease Nipples?

          Righto, thanks guys. Good as done!

          Regards

          Bear
          2005 4L V6 5sp Auto GXL. Not much gear!

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          • #6
            Re: Grease Nipples?

            Here is a picture to help.



            Up here we refer to them as "Zerk" Fittings. I grease mine at every oil change (5k miles). They are extremely susceptible to mud and dirt contamination and are extremely accessible if the vehicle is lifted.

            Ounce of prevention and Pound of cure stuff applies here.

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            • #7
              Re: Grease Nipples?

              Thanks for the picci Ben.
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              • #8
                Re: Grease Nipples?

                All done
                2005 4L V6 5sp Auto GXL. Not much gear!

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                • #9
                  Re: Grease Nipples?

                  I grease all my nipples yesterday but accidently got carried away pumping into the drive shift till grease was shown out of the sliding joint (20-30 pumps later)? Hope I havent done any damage here?
                  2012 GXL Prado D4D

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                  • #10
                    Re: Grease Nipples?

                    What type of grease are you guys using?

                    I gotta get me a grease gun.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Grease Nipples?

                      Not sure what toyota put in but I use Castrol LMM. It's not the same colour (the Toytota stuff is blue that comes out of the joints) but it meets the specs.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Grease Nipples?

                        Doing an oil & filter change on mine today, I grabbed the grease gun and crawled underneath to grease the nipples but couldn't find a single one :?
                        Mine is a April 2005 build so have Toyota done away with the grease nipples with this model and after :?:
                        I checked all drive shafts and whilst I saw that there was an indent on each universal, there was no grease nipple to be found.
                        2014 Black GXL D4D Auto with a few add ons.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Grease Nipples?

                          Doing an oil & filter change on mine today, I grabbed the grease gun and crawled underneath to grease the nipples but couldn't find a single one
                          Mine is a April 2005 build so have Toyota done away with the grease nipples with this model and after
                          I checked all drive shafts and whilst I saw that there was an indent on each universal, there was no grease nipple to be found.
                          The drawing above is wrong, the grease nipples are inside the universal joint, in the center of the cross piece.

                          Mick
                          [CENTER][B][I][SIZE=1][COLOR=blue]1KZ-TE Turbo Diesel, 5 speed manual, 3.5 inch lift, 265/70/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, D-Tronic chip, Boost controller, mandrel exhaust, dump pipe, modified intake, ARB steel bar, Magnum winch, Safari snorkel, rear drawers, half cargo barrier, dual batteries, Uniden UHF, Sat Nav, reverse camera, Magellan XL , Tjm bash plates, ARB alloy roof rack, rear telescopic work light and numerous other modifications!!!
                          Now with 3BAR MAP sensor & 18PSI Boost![/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/B][/CENTER]

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                          • #14
                            Re: Grease Nipples?

                            Absolutely right Mick, I dunno how I missed them :shock:
                            Thanks mate.
                            Dobbo
                            2014 Black GXL D4D Auto with a few add ons.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Grease Nipples?

                              Just be sure to get all 6 grease points! I almost missed the couple on the drive shafts.

                              Cheers

                              Bear
                              2005 4L V6 5sp Auto GXL. Not much gear!

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