Front - end Lubrication Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4by4bygod, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. 4by4bygod

    4by4bygod 1/2 ton status

    Nov 13, 2003
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    With My Tinfoil Hat
    Hi All!

    I have an 87 k5, bone stock. How do ya lube the front u joints at the wheels? ( is ball joint the proper term? ) I don't see a zerk fitting, and I don't want to let them dry out and replace them again.

    Thanks, Tom /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
    First of all, welcome to CK5, brother!!!!

    Now onto the u-joints. If they are still the factory joints then there's a good chance that they are sealed and are not serviceable. If they've been replaced they may have plugs in place of the zerks- you have to take the plugs out and install a zerk if you want to grease the joint, then replace the plugs when you're done.....

    There are also recessed fittings that you can buy for u-joints that require the use of a grease needle instead of a normal grease fitting adapter.

    Hope that helps!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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