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Old 03-15-2008, 01:23 PM
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I am trying to grease the front drive shaft CV joint as mentioned in the manual but don't see a grease fitting. How do I get in there?
54K and I have never greased it yet!!!

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Old 03-15-2008, 01:28 PM
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they may have just the lil allen screw in there that you hafta pull and install a grease zert????????????

dunno but a feller can use a needle atachment and grease most anything that way

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Old 03-15-2008, 01:48 PM
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Thanks Whit, I can't really see anything in there. Seems to be a rubber collar around the center section maybe I'm supposed to just jab a needle attachment up behind that and pack it full...
I think I will drop it down so I can see what's going on in there; I assume that front drive shaft is a spendy assembly.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:49 PM
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are you talkin the slip joint or the CV joint?
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:05 PM
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Front shaft, CV joint coming off the transfer case.

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Located directly above the cross member so its hard to see up in there.

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Old 03-15-2008, 02:07 PM
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spin the driveshaft and see if ya can find a zert in there......it will be right on the U joint itself..........should be

if it aint there then they installed a sealed U joint that doesnt require greesing
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Okay thanks Whit. I been looking but can't find one. Every other U-joint is sealed on this truck but the manual and the decal say grease it. Guess I will drop it down just to be sure.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:15 PM
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Keep looking, you will find a small pin hole on the joint, you have to have a needle attachment on your grease gun to get it. There's no regular zerk, or plug to remove, just the tiny hole.

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:21 PM
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Thanks 94Matt,
You are absolutely correct I was just about to post this for anyone else looking;

I went out to remove the shaft but decided to search one more time. I found the fitting deep in there covered in crud.
I went to NAPA and bought a Lincoln model 5803 Needle Nozzle fitting for my grease gun ($10.99) It fits perfectly.
It took 14 pumps on my mini grease gun handle before seeing grease on the far side; so I imagine it was fairly dry...

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good info and thanks for the pics man
 
 
 
 


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