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TOTAL CHAOS - UCA Maintenance (Lubricating Bushings & Uniballs) *VIDEO*

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  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Where you want to be
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  3. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:48 PM
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    Stuff, things, this, and that
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  4. Dec 28, 2018 at 10:45 PM
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    So im getting a huge amount of creaking coming from my bushings...torqued to spec but when i back off the torque a bit the creaking stopped..factory torque specs too much for poly bushings?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Do you have any pics of your setup? How many miles are on the bushings?

    The hardware should be torqued to spec and shouldn't result in excess noise.

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  6. Jan 23, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Very helpful thread thank you. What kind of Grease do i use for Upper Control arm bushing? Any Amazon reccomendations?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Happy to help!

    Superlube is what we recommend but others have used different grease. You should be able to find a few options on Amazon :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jan 23, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    i re-greased using superlube instead of lucas and re-torqued using a digital torque wrench instead of harbor freights piece of junk. Nice and quiet now!! I think the torque might have had alot to do with it.
     
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  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Great to hear! Thanks for the update
     
  10. Feb 6, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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  11. Feb 6, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    Just FYI you can use a pointy object such as a very small Allen Wrench and push down the ball in the middle of the grease zerk in case you overdid it. It will come right back out the same way
     
  12. Feb 6, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    How much rust do you have? How many miles are on the setup?

    If it's minor surface rust you might be able to use scotch brite to remove some. Depending on the condition, replacement may be necessary.

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  13. Feb 16, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Im trying to grease my uca bushings for the first time and am running an issue accessing the zerk fitting on the driver side due to a brake line in the way. The line is stiff and didn't want to pry on it and accidentally break something. The passenger side is clear and not an issue. Advice?
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  14. Feb 16, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    There's a bracket holding that brakline in its place. Have you tried removing the bolt from the bracket? That should give you the room you need.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Thanks I’ll give that a shot. I’m by no means a mechanic an didn’t want to accidentally damage a brake line prying on something that shouldn’t be.
     
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    No worries hope it works for you.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    You should be able to bend the line slightly to allow for clearance. Also, you should take the metal bracket off your ABS wire and zip tie the line directly to the tab on the UCA.

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