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Posted: 09/24/19 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had new u-joints installed last summer on my Class C Ford E350 and I went to grease them and can't get to 3 out of the four (only one I coulod reach was the front). c I bought a new 'right angle' connector and still can't connect to the zerk fitting...

Is this an installation problem? Can't figure out why they would make serviceable u-joints with zerks that you can't reach and "service"...

Any thoughts?

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Posted: 09/24/19 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It could be simply a rotation problem. Block wheels a few inches, roll rig slightly to get fittings to an accessible locatiom


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Company that made U joints probably isn't the same as who made the driveline yokes.
As mentioned, you may need to rotate the driveline so there is some angle to the U joints, which will provide clearance to get the grease gun in.

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Spicer replacement U joints...Have tried rotating driveshaft, etc.

Was hoping for some recommendation for a new, really thin walled zerk connector fitting [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/25/19 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These mini grease guns have a much smaller connector to the Zerk fittingsMini grease gun

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Try an adapter like this:
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one of these may work Right Angle Grease Coupler

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shastagary wrote:

one of these may work Right Angle Grease Coupler

X2,https://www.google.com/search?q=needle+g........7j0l4.13323j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


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Posted: 09/25/19 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP tried the swivel style coupler. Those are very large Zerk fitting end

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Lincoln Lubrication 5803 Grease Needle Nozzle

The picture does not show it, but it should have a soft rubber tip.

How to Grease U Joints With A Needle Nozzle

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