Join Date: Nov 2005
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Go ahead and thread merge if this has been discussed time and time again.....just couldn't find where it is.
I have a 2006 F350 Turbo Diesel crew cab automatic trans fully loaded.
The truck at 38,000 miles sounds like a rusty hinge on a barn whenever I drop over a curb or the body twists significantly.
I already know that nearly all the joints in the suspension do NOT have grease fittings which I do not appreciate ford trying to keep job security top notch on the second level.
I however was wondering if you all have ever taken hyperdermic needles or anything into the rubber boots of these moving joints and squirted grease into them.
I haven't gotten under this truck since I bought it, I know those joints cannot be greased but I was shown that trick on my 97 years ago that saved me a bundle from putting it into the garage, which involved a needle injection into the boot of the control arm linkage.
Worked like a beauty and even though I had to do it every 6 months, I knew it was getting lubricated.
The bottom line in all this is I'm trading this truck in next year for a bigger newer truck I'm ordering from ford.
Anytime you can remove friction it will last longer and I will NOT replace suspension parts on this truck before I unload it for a new one.
If I was planning on keeping this truck for a longer period of time I would not follow this crooked path......just want to limit wear on those joints, keepem quiet and get this truck to trade-in capability.
I bought a short bed truck and never again....looks odd with a cap on it and defeats the truck.