So do you think I can drive it 10 miles to the dealership? I would hate to have it towed. I don't trust anyone else working on my pickup - with the exception of getting new tires- other than myself and my Toyota dealer, and I only have time to do oil changes.
I will have to have them top off the front axle grease, correct?
Unfortunately, I have 41 months on my truck and only 20,000 miles. Hopefully the repair won't be too costly.
1st of all, it's not that much grease.
2nd, are you capable of removing the front tire yourself and looking?
If you can do #2, I would go that route. Once you remove the tire, you will see a metal cap on the end of the axle, if it is not sitting flush with the axle flange, then lightly tap it back into place. Do not hit the center of cap, but rather the lip of the cap, hence the screwdriver/chisel.
If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, then by all means take it into the dealer. They pack soo much grease into those bearing caps and axle boots that you would have a much bigger mess than you do, and what little grease has seeped out will not cause any damage.
Hope that helps...personally, I hate dealing with the dealership. "Drop it off by 8am we will have it back to you by 5pm". No thanks!
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