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U-Joints Maintenace

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Desertmaster, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Desertmaster

    Desertmaster

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    To All,

    I normally grease the rig's U-Joints twice / year, couple squirts in each nipple all the way around.

    I know I should not over grease them as well, but today I was told by a Mechanic as we were conducting a casual conversation that the U-Joints should be greased up every oil change.

    Is that correct, am I messing something, if so how often should I be greasing them up ?

    The FSM did not reflect service intervals on this as well.



    Thanks

    Al
     
  2. landtank

    landtank SILVER Star

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    Al, I grease them every oil change which is every 5k. U-Joints get grease til they stop popping and slip yokes get it until they start to spread. Of course I needed to trash my rear shaft before adopting the yoke method :'(.
     
  3. Desertmaster

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    Thanks Rick, I all over it now.

    Al