Double Cardon

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  1. landtank

    landtank SILVER Star

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    Some might remember that I needed a new front drive shaft because there is play in the yoke. I ended up ordering a double cardon from Slee.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but the CV goes at the T-Case, correct.

    And how do you grease the BALL. Is it as easy as squirting in some grease, I didn't see a fitting.

    Thanks
     
  2. cruiserdan

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    The CV is indeed at the transfer case end. As far as lubrucating that I am worthless.....
     
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    WOW, do I win a prize or something :bounce:
     
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    Rick, if it is anything like the Tacoma CV joint I used, the fitting will be hiding quite well behind the center section. I can snap a pic if you are unable to see it in there.
     
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    Only if it was a factory part...:flipoff2:
     
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    How you view it on the truck...

    [​IMG]

    Presto appearo....

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    If it is not like the above picture, it will be sitting in the hole between the zerks.
     
  7. landtank

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    Right now I'm only viewing it on my lap. I don't see any kind of fitting. Ben at SLee metioned needing a grease needle which I have, I just don't see the associated fitting I'm accustomed to in here.
     
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    http://members.cox.net/desertcruiser/cv_centering_ball.jpg

    Do you know if it is a spicer part? If so, have a look at this pic on my website showing a centering ball with and without a needle fitting. Needle fitting on right unit at 9:00.

    The type without requires you to dismantle and regrease.
     
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    I have the Slee double cardan front shaft. The grease fitting is like the one on the spicer unit that Lars posted, but in a different location. It is accessed through one of the access/view holes in the center housing. If you do not see it through the first hole check the one on the other side. You need a needle fitting to fill the ball. I do not have a pic but can take one in the morning if you need it.

    Good luck
     
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    Ben, as always, is correct, a needle adaptor is necessary. If you look really carefully directly through the center hole between the two regular zerk fittings you will see a small cratered-inward hole that accepts the tip to the needle. Press fit firmly the needle to that hole and pump several pumps of grease in there. The grease should pass through that tiny hole and end up on the other side where the ball is. If while you are pumping you are seing grease squirt out all around the tip to the needle, press more firmly and pump more forcefully til the grease gets to where it is intended. About four to five pumps is all it requires, repeat this process every oil change or every 3000 miles whichever is shorter. HTH.
     
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    OK I found it. It's just not what I was used to seeing. I figured I'd get it all straight before installing it and trying while it was on the truck.

    Thanks all
     
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