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Requesting tips on cleaning undercarriage and lubricating chassis.

So I went to change my oil the other day and I realized that I have never given any consideration to the undercarriage or chassis, particularly lubrication. So what is the best way to tack this? I was considering going to one of those self service car washes, putting The Machine up on jack stands and using the high pressure hose to blow out the underside. Do you think this would be an effective method and what areas should I focus on? I read on other sites how some guys use oven cleaner. Is this necessary? I am just looking to increase functionality and longevity of my truck. Lubrication is also important. Some cars have a lube chart but I can't seem to find one for mine showing specific areas( I am not too familiar with the undercarriage). Any suggestions?
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There are no zirc spots on our trucks stock... just grease pivot points and you can use a needle to inject grease into cv's and boots...

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Depending on your model you can also grease the propeller shaft. I have yet to do mine. There is no zerk on it. Just some cover and then inject it with grease.

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I am not sure about lubing the chassis but a couple times a year I put a garden hose in the frame of my truck while parked on a hill. This gets the dirt and gunk from inside the frame. It is easy rust prevention

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i have never greased up anything, my rear leafs are a tad squeaky though. just keep the chassis cleaned, ever since i seen a tad bit of rust on mine i spray my chassis off every 3-4 car washes, takes 5-10 min and prevents your frame looking like a tacomas lol.

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