When installing a new U-joint position the grease fitting facing the?
If the U-joint is correctly installed, the lube fitting will be at a 45 degree angle to the right. (“Northeast”).
Do you grease the fittings on a U-joint?
Grease u-joints at every oil change. Wipe the grease gun coupler and grease fitting before connecting them so the bearings are not contaminated by dirt being pushed into them. Any u-joints that have been submerged in water need to be re-lubricated to prevent rust and corrosion from forming.
When installing AU joint into a heavy duty truck driveshaft Where should the lube ZERK be located?
The zerk should be installed between the fingers that touched (or compressed between them) when you try to rotate the axle or driveshaft to move the truck forward. Does that help visualize it? If the zerk is in one of the end caps, or exactly in the middle of the cross at 90* to the cross, then it makes no difference.
Do you grease the fittings on a u-joint?
When installing a u-joint into a heavy duty truck driveshaft Where should the lube ZERK be located?
Imagine your finger and thumb of each hand holding the u-joint on the end of the caps: now rotate one hand until your fingers and thumbs touch. The zerk should be installed between the fingers that touched (or compressed between them) when you try to rotate the axle or driveshaft to move the truck forward.
What to use to lubricate U-joints?
What type of grease should I use to lubricate my universal joints equipped with grease fittings? A good quality lithium complex soap based EP (Extreme Pressure) grease with a NGLI grade of 1 to 2 is recommended.
Do you grease a U-joint?
The most common cause of a U-Joint failure is lack of proper greasing. A maintenance schedule that includes greasing your U-Joints will help prevent premature failure of parts. The goal of greasing your U-Joints is to keep clean grease around the needle bearings.
How do you identify a grease fitting?
The best way to determine thread pitch of a grease fitting is to compare the threads to something with a known thread. A thread pitch gauge is the ideal tool for this but you can also compare the grease fitting threads to a known bolt thread, pipe thread, or another grease fitting.
Where are the grease fittings on a Toyota?
The front slip yoke zerk is visible in the circle, while the arrow points to the u-joint grease fitting. At the transfer case end of the front driveshaft is a double-cardan joint, with 2 grease fittings (one visible).
Where is the grease fitting point on a you joint?
The grease fitting point is located in the center of the U-Joint. If you cannot see the grease fitting point, rotate the drive shaft slowly by hand into the grease fitting direction until you reach it properly. Using grease gun and the right size grease gun coupler , start filling the grease into the filling home.
How do you Grease a Toyota ball joint?
The balljoints retain grease with a rubber boot around the joint itself. When greasing your ball joints, lightly poke the boot with your finger to determine how much grease it needs. If the boot is taut, the joint doesn’t need any. But if you can easily push it in, give the joint a couple of pumps from the grease gun.
What kind of lubrication do you use on Toyota slip yokes?
Note: The Toyota Owner’s Manual and the Factory Service Manual both recommend an NLGI-2 moly grease for the double-cardan joints, and an NLGI-2 lithium-based grease for the u-joints and slip yokes.