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Old 07-06-2010, 01:01 PM
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my truch has 85000 and never been lubed but when i get home from afghanistan i will be putting in the 3rd set of rear u joints.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sinwagon View Post
my truch has 85000 and never been lubed but when i get home from afghanistan i will be putting in the 3rd set of rear u joints.
Still haven't had a U-joint problem. At 84,000 miles now and they are still tight. Maybe the manual tranny helps, though, I dunno. Got 11 years at Campbell, Wagon. Loved that place. Thanks for keepin' me free.
 
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 94Matt View Post
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.

Does the 03 have the same little hole. THANKS
 
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Whit View Post
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

IS there any on the 03 ? If so please let me know. THANKS

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I found a early post that had the answer. THANKS
 

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:29 PM
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A friend of mine called me about this very subject today so I came back to look at the nozzle needle picture.

FWIW On my 2006 with 48RE Transmission the rear U-joints went out at 115,000 miles, the left front drive axle joint went out about the same time. I'm getting to be an old fart so don't do much racing around anymore but I do haul a 14,000 pound Fifth Wheel around the country.
The replacements from Napa do have grease fittings.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:34 PM
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They are a huge pain i grease mine all the time but when i had to do the u-joints it was wore so i replaced it now the Ujoints are just as big a pain to grease. lmao these trucks are as bad as women always needing some kind of attention.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:06 AM
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I had my oil changed yesterday in Omaha at Performance Dodge. I will crawl under the truck today to see if I can tell if that joint was greased. I'll bet Not.
 
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:00 PM
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I check to see every time I have it service and them take in back in and tell them to get the grease guy under my truck and get it greased as when they forget I get to see him fight with it and the look of shame on his face after being caught not doing his Job
 
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:21 PM
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I check to see every time I have it service and them take in back in and tell them to get the grease guy under my truck and get it greased as when they forget I get to see him fight with it and the look of shame on his face after being caught not doing his Job
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:36 AM
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Since mine is an 04.5, it doesn't have the grease point like the later trucks, and must be "lubed for life". This didn't bother me since the shaft doesn't spin in my case.

While I had the front shaft out, I used a grease hypodermic needle (not the big blunt needle used for the double cardan joint, but a true hypodermic needle) and injected grease under the rubber ring. Greasing it using the hypodermic was easy enough to complete, and should provide some lubrication.
 

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