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Grease Fitting Count

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about greasing all the fittings so I was looking over the FSM and it looks like all the number 1, 2 and 3 positions, but it's not real clear, to me atleast, exactly how many I should count to make sure I get them all. Since modern cars don't have fittings, it's been awhile since I've done one and I know to get the shackles, U-joints and steering linkage, but having a number to check off would be nice, especially since the underside is caked in 60 years of accumulated grease, mud and oil leaks. I'd hate to miss one until I learn them all.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2018
    Glenn

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    Sitting here thinking about it I came up with 18.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2018
    TIm E

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    Tie rod ends - 4
    Steering bell crank - 1
    Drag link - 2
    Brake pedal arm -1
    Pedal assembly main pivot - 1
    U- joints - 4
    Prop shaft slip yokes - 2
    Shackles- ? (mine aren't greasable)

    This is best I can remember on my 68 cj5 V6. Likely missed some or there may be others for the 4 cyl? Chime in gents...
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    The ones I never knew were there are the rear wheel bearings on the Dana 44.
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2018
    Karl Childers

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    Not all years though if I understand correctly. What year Jeeps did have a grease fitting on the axle?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2018
    PeteL

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    Transfer case shifter shaft!!!

    Everyone forgets that - that's why the levers always rattle.
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    Mine has a 66 axel in it, 3:73 gears, Karl.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2018
    Karl Childers

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    67 for me, I'll have to look!
     
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    PeteL

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    Paragraph B-8 in my F-head FSM shows a list of all grease points.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    That's the diagram I was referring to in my first post. I counted 25 but wasn't sure if I got them all.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2018
    Glenn

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    This matches my count plus the shifter pin on the twin sticks and the wheel bearings = 18.
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Beach66Bum

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    My 1966 has the grease fittings.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2018
    Glenn

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    I wonder if they were on there till the flanged axles were used?
     
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    PeteL

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    Not a diagram - a written list.
    A paragraph in the text that describes each one individually.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2018
    dparker650

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    My 67 does not have the grease fittings on the axle.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2018
    Glenn

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    No indication of ever being there, no plug where the grease fitting would have been?
     
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    PeteL

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    dparker650

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    None at all. I wish there was though. I would like to be able to get some fresh grease in there without needing to dig out the hub puller.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    Howard does it again, Thanks Howard.
     

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