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Greasing Drive Shaft U-Joints: A Short Writeup

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by drew02a, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    drew02a

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  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Nice write up with clear photos. Thanks.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    This is on a 2nd gen right?

    Do the 2nd gens have a slip yoke grease zerk? I didn't see one.....

    The 1st gen trucks have one and from what I remember (vaquely), the slip yoke zerk was located in the center of the shaft (nearest the boot) underneath the ears.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    Tis a 2nd gen truck. I didn't look for the slip yoke zerk. I might do that this evening, thanks! If I find it, I'll add it to the writeup.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    Very cool!! Thanks!!
    I wasn't sure if they had one or not. Kinda weird if they didn't....
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    Where will the old grease come out of? And do I just keep pumping in the new grease until I see it start coming out? Is it possible to overgrease? Thanks
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    if it has a zerk on the other side , recomended to remove one, and flush the old out. otherwise pump it until you see some creeping out
     
  10. Oct 17, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Yea Im going to have to grease mine again. Its starting to squeal again, just noticed it this morning. But no problem just got to get under it and greaser up.:)
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    The grease will come out of the joint itself. It's not possible to over grease, but it you don't wipe off the stuff that oozes out, it will get flung around under your truck, not really that big of a deal.
    Go for it :thumbsup:
    Only 1 zerk per joint on these
     
  12. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    What kind of grease (not brand name) are you using?
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    They're on all trucks. Perhaps you're shaft is just rotated in a way that you can't see the zerks? Also, they are kinda dark looking until you wipe off the dirt that sticks to them.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    Oh OK thanks, yeah I tried rotating the shaft about three times but could not see them. I'll try again and try to clean them up more and look longer. Thanks
     
  17. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    As far as I can tell my 07 Offroad has 5 zerks. The manual says for chassis lubrication to grease the front drive shaft thrust bushings, and the spiders and slip yokes common to the propeller shafts.
    What and where are the "front drive shaft thrust bushings"? Are these the 2 zerks forward of the transfer case on the front drive shaft?
     
  18. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Yes, there are 2 zerks on the front shaft.
     
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