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Nice photos. I can barely see mine so it's nice to see the zerks under good lighting conditions and all cleaned up.

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Thanks 1911 and TCao, I'm going to get under the truck and get this all finished up tonight.

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yeah.....thanks 1911 and TCao. Great posts, great pixs!
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I have one zerk that will not allow any grease in. 5 others worked fine. It's the front slide yoke zerk. Gently eprssed with a ball point pen and it went down pretty easy. Is it a easy for Toyota to install a new zerk fitting?

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Is it a easy for Toyota to install a new zerk fitting?
Replied to your PM. Yes, the zerks have a 7mm hex head on them and unscrew easily. Buy new metric zerks at any auto parts store. Sure the dealer could do it, but they will charge you their 1/2-hour minimum (or whatever it is) labor for a 5-minute job.

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no one in orange county sells the right size zerk. Toyota RSM looked at me like I was crazy. They claim to NEVER have the need to replace zerks and don't have any in the shop. They said I could purchase a new u-joint to get the zerk that comes with it (yes I'm serious)! I bought a whole kit and no of them are the correct size. Does anyone know the correct THREAD size (Toyota couldn't tell me that either)? Maybe a dealership parts dept that knows what they are talking about?

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I'd recommend removing it, cleaning it, hooking your grease gun up to it (while it's still off) and seeing if you can shoot grease thru it.

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Ahhhhhh, it could be a problem past the the fitting!?!?! Then I'd really be screwed! I picked up a few zerks at a different Toyota today. I'll try the test, and hope the problem stops there! If not, are we talking about a new shaft!


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