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For those with After market UCA's (Camburg, TC, All Pro)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    DO NOT USE A PETROLEUM BASED LUBE ON THE UNIBALL.
    I dont care what anyone says, this causes much more harm than good. the lineing in the Uniball cup is Tefflon. Petrolium based lubes will carry fine dirt particles into the cup, and it will wear out FAST. Use a Dry Lube, like Tri-Flow, or some other quality Tefflon dry lube.
     
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    Great wisdom as always. Thanks Chris. :cool:
     
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    good to know. i just got in on the GB for some TC. thanks chris. you da man!
     
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    wat?
    just saw today that lowes carries a teflon dry lube made by dupont. picked me up a can today
     
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    That stuff is awesome. I use it to lube my cams and carabiners on my climbing rack, and it always works like a charm.
     
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    Damn it- I was at Lowes today....
     
  7. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    How do I know when my UCA's need lube? I had a squeaks coming from my life springs but now theres a higher pitch squeak thats coming from up front. Just got my UCA's on this week, but also went offroading this morning and its starting acting up after. Also, how do I lube, just put the lube on the uniball?
     
  8. chris4x4

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    What UCA's are they?
     
  9. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Total Chaos
     
  10. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    When you installed them, did you rub grease all over the bushings before instalation into the UCA?
     
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I didnt installem, I had a shop do it. Damnit. I wish I was genius like you chris, I could just install my own shit and make sure everything is done right
     
  12. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    LOL, Dont worry. Are you good with tools?
     
  13. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Not sure what you mean by good but Ive been trying to do my own work lately, at least what seems "doable". I can work a screwdriver and a socket wrench. Dont have an impact one tho.
     
  14. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Ok... What Im going to tell you to do is pretty easy. If you are uncomfortable doing this, get a friend to help, or a Member in your area.

    Jack up the front of the truck, and position a jack stand under the frame. Remove the front tire. Loosen the UCA bolt. Its the long one that attaches the UCA to the frame. After the UCA bolt is loose (do not remove the nut), pump some grease into the bushing. both sides. Then, Tighten the bolt to 90 lb-ft. Do the same for the other side, and see if that fixes the squeak. :)
     
  15. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    sounds pretty easy to me. definitely will do tomorrow evening when I get home from school. BTW, Im guessing I would need an impact wrench to get it to 90Lb-ft?
     
  16. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    With a 1/2" drive socket wrench, you should be able to get it. You'll need a wrench on the other end to make sure it doesnt turn. Like I said. If you have any doubts, get someone to help ya.
     
  17. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Alright, thanks chris. Ill keep you updated.
     
  18. chris4x4

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    :)
     
  19. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    anybody know what kind of grease I need for the bushings? Or should I be using the same lube that goes on the uniball?
     
  20. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I use Mobil 1 grease.
     
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