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Ball joint grease zerks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, May 21, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just put my new ball joints in my knuckle the other night (other one is getting machined /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif) and I put the supplied zerk in on the bottom and was thinking there will be a clearance problem with the axle joint. My current balljoints have nothing there, and the axle joint looks pretty close. Anybody run zerks in their upper balljoints, or do I need to put in those little block off nut thingy's instead /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    put in the fittings grease em up real good, then put the nut thing in and dont lose the zerk!
     
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    What he said. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    yep, plug thingy.
     
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    Do those flat zerks for needle greasers on U joints work , or are they a different size? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    OK where can I get some of those nut plug thingy's?

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    On my upper ball joint, my zerk isn't coming straight out the bottom of the ball joint, it come out the side of the ball joint next to the bottom lip.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    On my upper ball joint, my zerk isn't coming straight out the bottom of the ball joint, it come out the side of the ball joint next to the bottom lip.


    [/ QUOTE ] What kind are you buying. I would love to not have to take my hub assembly apart and pull the axle out to grease my uppers.
     
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    MOOG's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    My moogs were the same way, off set zerks (reason I chose them over spicer). I guess you could VERY carefully drill out the side/shoulder of the upper balljoint and put a zerk in there for regular lubing, and just plug the centered hole. I would be a little worried about metal flakes when drilling though.
     
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    I've got Moogs with the angled zerk and it still didn't clear the axleshaft. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Here are mine, MOOG's with a straight zerk out the side shoulder.
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    Correction: I have no idea what I'm talking about. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif

    Sorry, I mis-read your post. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Mine don't look like that...they have the hole in the bottom of the balljoint, but the grease zerk has a 45 degree bend in it, and like I said earlier, it doesn't clear the axleshaft.
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that might be a difference between a D44 and a 10bolt /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif


    But yeah, like others have said, just use a zerk to grease it, then pull the zerk and cap the hole and save the zerk. Another idea is to lift the joint boot and use a needle tip on the end of your grease gun and fill up the cup /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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