Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Chassis Greasing

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See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

Complete chassis greasing should include an inspection of all rubber suspension bushings, as well as proper greasing of the front suspension upper and lower ball joints and control arm bushings. To provide correct operation, the chassis should be greased with every oil and filter change or 7500 miles (12,070 km).



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Fig. Fig. 1: On the steering knuckles; there is a screw plug to be removed and lubricated

If you wish to perform this operation yourself, purchase a cartridge type grease gun and several cartridges of multipurpose lithium grease. Push the nozzle of the grease gun down firmly onto the fitting and while applying pressure, force the new grease into the fitting. Force sufficient grease into the fitting to cause some old grease to be expelled. Use an old rag to wipe off expelled grease; keep the fittings and joints free of globs of grease.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Grease points on most of the truck and 4Runner's



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Fig. Fig. 3: Grease points on the Land Cruiser's 1991-96



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Fig. Fig. 4: Grease points on the Land Cruiser's 1989-90

Four wheel drive vehicles have several lubrication points within the driveshaft and driveline. Some of these fittings are tucked into hard to see places; make certain each one is accounted for. Additionally, 1989-90 Land Cruisers have lube fittings at the ends of the relay rods in the steering system. The 1991-96 Land Cruisers use permanently sealed joints; no lubrication is necessary.

MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND CLUTCH LINKAGE



On models so equipped, apply a small amount of chassis grease to the pivot points of the transmission and clutch linkage.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LINKAGE



On models so equipped, apply a small amount of 10W engine oil to the kickdown and shift linkage at the pivot points.

PARKING BRAKE LINKAGE



At yearly intervals or whenever binding is noticeable in the parking brake linkage, lubricate the cable guides, levers and linkage with a suitable chassis grease.

 
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