How much lube goes in the U-joints

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Rookie2, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Rookie2

    Rookie2

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    I'm not sure if I've over lubed my u-joints. When I pumped a couple of squirts in the spiders, I started hearing a hissing and some small spots of grease coming out of the rubber deals on the ends of the spider. Am I braking a seal of some sort?

    Also, how much should I be pumping in to the driveshaft fittings. I pumped several squirts until the driveshaft started pulsating back and forth with each pump, then decided I better put the grease gun away for a little while.

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  2. landtank

    landtank SILVER Star

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    On u-joints, pump them until all the pops and hisses are gone, you can't overfill them. The drive shafts are a different animal. Pump grease until you see them start to spread and then stop.
     
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