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Old 04-24-2008, 11:55 AM
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Drive Shaft U-joints.

The place that services my truck says they don`t see a grease fitting on my 97 f-350 7.3 w/410R //dually drive shaft U-joints. Could this be right? I`m from the old school and we always had fittings.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:01 PM
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I forget what year was the cutoff but he's right, newer superdutys don't have grease fittings in the U-joints. Go get some spicers w/ grease fittings and be done with it, that's what I'm gonna do.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:02 PM
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Yep you can get ujoints with or without grease fittings. All the stock ford oem ujoints don't have greasable fittings.
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Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it.
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I forget what year was the cutoff but he's right, newer superdutys don't have grease fittings in the U-joints. Go get some spicers w/ grease fittings and be done with it, that's what I'm gonna do.
Sounds like a good idea, thanks for the info.
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Yea 97 was the year they stopped putting in the fittings. My buddy's 96 had them cause I remembered seeing them up on the lift and the next day I went to grease mine (97) and they were no where to be found.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:13 AM
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I like the NON grease able spicers...Bout time for some on my truck (Originals have lasted 205k so far)...
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Go with the non-greasable ones. The greasable ones are weaker and the zirk fitting is a stress riser. If you do go with greasable ones make sure you put the grease fitting on the "pushing" side.
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