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Old 11-02-2009, 09:03 AM
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Ball Joint Grease Zerks

WTF? I was just under my truck with the grease gun to do some maintenance. I had my ball joints replaced and all but the driver's side upper ball joint have a grease zerk. It does have what looks like a small bolt there instead of a grease zerk. Can I replace this bolt to install a grease zerk?
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:06 AM
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yea you can but after you grease it i reccomend putting the bolt back in. My ujoint broke one of my zerks off and now i have to find a way to get whats left of it out
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:52 AM
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I put the 90 degree zerks in mine... just ground off a little of the material that may or may not get hit by the u-joints... been working just fine!
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:10 PM
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yep mine hasent broke with the 90 zerk. its close thou!
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:22 AM
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i had the 90 degree fittings too and it broke it. i may try grinding it down a little bit next time i put one in there
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:49 PM
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I remove the plugs on my uppers and temporarily install a 90 degree to grease. Then, remove the 90 and reinstall the plug. I tried to grind a 90 down but, it was just So Close I didn't dare leave it because if it broke off I'd be screwed and not able to continue to grease at All...

I've gotten pretty good at it and it only takes a couple of extra mins and I'm Sure worth it!
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