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 Post subject: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:44 am 
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I made a list for myself, and I thought I'd share it here too.

Steering linkage:
- Pitman arm to intermediate rod (x1)
- intermediate link to centre link (x1)
- Centre link to tie rod (L+R)
- Tie rod to knuckle (L+R)
- Idler arm (L+R)
- Idler arm to centre link (L+R)
* some idlers only have 1 set

Suspension:
Upper balljoint (L+R)
Lower balljoint (L+R)
Rear spring shackle bushings (L+R, aftermarket)

Total zerk fittings: 16


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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Funniest thing.........I looked under my van and none of that stuff is there. Oh...wait a minute. There are outer tie rods. :muhaha:

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:53 pm 
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You should have found most of it, Smilie. The diagram isn't 100% accurate, but it's the closest I could find. Also, RWD's are a bit different.


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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Nice simple diagram that shows how the front end works. Like.

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Just pulling your chain, Timeless. Several years ago I converted over to rack and pinion. Nice write up. It will help a lot of people. :supz:

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:14 am 
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Cool. Do you have a thread about it?


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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:41 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=66&t=1190&hilit=rack+and+pinion
This should keep you busy for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:10 pm 
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yes it does.... and i keep revisiting it and wondering if i could find the right r&p to use. :)

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:26 pm 
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I keep looking for easy ways to get more lift in the front.


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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Question, I replaced my tie rod ends and am wondering if I should reset this boot, or if its normal to look like this? As the pic shows the grease starts coming out, but it doesn't look like grease would be getting everywhere throughout the boot. The otherside is the same.

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Appreciate this thread, I found and greased the 14 zirks I have.

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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:18 pm 
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It looks OK to me. Try greasing it with the wheels all the right, and then all the way left.


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 Post subject: Re: AWD Chassis joint lubrication
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:27 pm 
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Thanks, 1st time for things makes me overly nervous. Appreciate the help, happy greasing!

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