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Re: Zerks!

so i called toyota dealership and ask them if they grease zerks..
they were like.. what in the world is zerk?
is there any other term??

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so i called toyota dealership and ask them if they grease zerks..
they were like.. what in the world is zerk?
is there any other term??
I was just in the dealership yesterday (for 25k checkup) and I asked them the same thing. He looked at me like I was a noob. "That's old school we don't use those anymore."

He was just the appointment/service desk so maybe he isn't aware? Does that mean the mechanic that worked on my truck didn't know either? Are there really zerks on my 2013 FJ? Do I need to get under there myself?

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What do you guys think of this here doohickey?
If it will fit into some of the tighter areas that the Zerks live in, it would be a nice solution to the business end of the grease gun getting stuck on the Zerks. I like it. Thanks for the link!

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I was just in the dealership yesterday (for 25k checkup) and I asked them the same thing. He looked at me like I was a noob. "That's old school we don't use those anymore."

He was just the appointment/service desk so maybe he isn't aware? Does that mean the mechanic that worked on my truck didn't know either? Are there really zerks on my 2013 FJ? Do I need to get under there myself?
In my experience, nobody calls them Zerks anymore. If you mention grease fitting nipple-looking thingies, they will know what you are getting at.
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Re: Zerks!

I just did mine last night for the first time 42K they definitely were not being done by the dealership.

Word to the wise for anybody that does it themselves. It is easy to do yourself. Much easier to do with 2 people.( One person can put the car in neutral and push the car to turn drive shaft, and assist in pumping)

If you bought a new grease gun then be mindful that the adapter will grab the grease fittings tightly and doesn't want to let go. I thought I was going to rip the grease line off the gun trying to get the fitting off a few of the fittings.
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Re: Zerks!

Have been feeling "the lurch" fairly frequently since I bought my '07 last month. It's bothered me a little, but I knew it would bother my wife a lot once I let her drive it. I bought the stuff I need to grease my Zerks (am I the only one that thinks Starcraft when I hear that?) last night and will be tackling it this weekend. I'm no grease monkey by any means- never even changed my own oil! I will be now that I bought these ramps and creeper! Never spent so much time at auto parts stores before...kinda fun!


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It's amazing a thread about Zerk fittings is still active after 7 years.


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Just finished and yes it is a pain getting those couplers to release off the zerks. You have to angle it and wiggle! I got this done thanks to help with this thread and this video:
http://youtu.be/W8p6ESMYvxM

Never done on my 2007 at 73k?!? Just 2-3 pumps and your good!
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Re: Zerks!

So I got under there and greased the zerks on my 2013 6MT. I always ask the dealership to grease them when they oil is changed, however, the front u-joint on the front drive shaft took a lot of grease, the others only a little.

I greased the slip yokes until the shafts extended about 1/8". No grease came out. I bounced the suspension up and down, drove back and forth stopping short, drove over speed bumps etc but still no grease has come out of the slip joints. Should I add more grease to the slip yokes?

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so i called toyota dealership and ask them if they grease zerks..
they were like.. what in the world is zerk?
is there any other term??
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