rear axle grease fill question


ycl1688
06-15-2009, 11:30 AM
I tried to grease the rear axle somehow one of the nipples is hard to reach with standard grease gun filler head, is there any smaller size head of the grease gun that is available in the market that could reach it ?

fourwd1
06-16-2009, 11:01 AM
Huh ?
There aren't any grease fittings on the rear axle, it uses gear oil.

But anyhow, there are other attachments for a grease gun in addition to the standard push-on one for Zerk fittings. There are several types of needle fittings. 4WD Toyotas come with one to use on the double-Cardan joint in the front driveshaft (at least they used to).

ycl1688
06-17-2009, 11:14 AM
you are right, it is rear drive shaft that has one nipple buried little down hard to reach for standard grease gun hose, so I have to look for some attachment to reach this spot.

fourwd1
06-18-2009, 08:19 AM
This is one type of fitting

http://www.usahardware.com/products/manufacturers/images/j0414012.gif

Another

http://www.usahardware.com/products/manufacturers/images/j0414029.gif

ycl1688
06-18-2009, 09:58 AM
This is one type of fitting

http://www.usahardware.com/products/manufacturers/images/j0414012.gif

Another

http://www.usahardware.com/products/manufacturers/images/j0414029.gif

fourwd1,

Thanks for your pictures seem to be both fitting will help, so your point is the fittings will fit the standard grease gun hose, where do I purchase these type of fittings, do you know ?
By the way my 4 runner is year 2001.

ycl1688
06-18-2009, 12:05 PM
I believe these tools should take care of my problem.

http://qualitytoolsforless.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=3113

your opinion please.

fourwd1
06-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Those in the pics are at usahardware.com.
I think I got mine at the local Pep Boys years ago.

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