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#743029 - 10/08/06 09:10 AM Ball Joints will not accept grease
iceberg Offline


Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 131
Loc: Michigan
I had some new ball joints installed on my 2000 Jimmy and the upper on the passenger side will not accept any grease. Has anyone ever had this happen in it just a defective ball joint?

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#743030 - 10/08/06 09:14 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: iceberg]
TheTanSedan Offline


Registered: 10/15/02
Posts: 1882
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I've used a finishing nail to carefully try to poke one open before. Just slightly frozen. But this was an old vehicle, more than 20 years.
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#743031 - 10/08/06 09:35 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: TheTanSedan]
Dark Jedi Offline


Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 871
Loc: virginia
zerk fitting bad? bad ________?

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#743032 - 10/08/06 09:43 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: Dark Jedi]
AcuraTech Offline


Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1562
Loc: St. Paul, MN
Find a needle fitting for the grease gun. Just poke the boot with it and shoot some grease in. The hole is so small that grease will not leak out.
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#743033 - 10/09/06 06:18 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: AcuraTech]
alreadygone Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 3161
Loc: North Arkansas
DON'T PUNCTURE THE BOOT!!!!! Replace grease fitting first, take it back to shop that installed for fix second. Grease in boot is what is replaced when greasing. Will never go back into bearing surface.

Bob
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#743034 - 10/09/06 04:43 PM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: alreadygone]
michaelc80 Offline


Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 1779
Loc: Central Iowa
I assume it has a zerk and is not the maintenance free type? If so, simply replace the zerk with a 59 cent new one.

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#743035 - 10/10/06 04:11 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: michaelc80]
iceberg Offline


Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 131
Loc: Michigan
Shop put in a new one I went to put in a new zerk and the top of the ball joint just "spun" and the zerk would not come out.

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#743036 - 10/10/06 05:03 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: iceberg]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 31685
Loc: ME
are you talking about the taper that goes through your steering knuckle? That taper should not spin, ever. The tension of the castle nut should jam the taper in very tight.

I'm having a hard time picturing your issue, as my zerks have all been tapped into the "stationary" part of the ball joint or tie rod end.

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#743037 - 10/10/06 06:10 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: eljefino]
alreadygone Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 3161
Loc: North Arkansas
I thought they were only on MOPAR, but some ________'s are built with moving outer bearing surface(socket) the ball is the inner bearing surface. Try using a tiny pair of Vice Grips to hold part that zerk screws into, or wedge a small tipped screwdriver in gap to keep it from turning while zerk is removed.

Anyone who doesn't understand above needs to go to MOOG or TRW site and find cutaway view of ball joint. MOOG is especially proud of their "Problem Solver"tm. ball and socket line.

iceberg,

Have you consulted shop that did repair? I'd expect they would want to clear any issue instead of loosing a future customer.

Bob
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#743038 - 10/10/06 06:14 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: alreadygone]
alreadygone Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
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Loc: North Arkansas
Blank out in above post is where I used initials only for Ball Joint. Censor program must a thought I was refering to oral,,, oh well that't probably get blanked also!

Bob
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#743039 - 10/10/06 08:05 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: alreadygone]
iceberg Offline


Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 131
Loc: Michigan
They replaced it with another. The metal cap that the zerk goes into was spinning when trying to remove the zerk fitting.

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#743040 - 10/11/06 02:28 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: iceberg]
another Todd Offline


Registered: 05/15/06
Posts: 2170
Loc: Lakeside CA
So does it accept grease now? If not try taking the weight off the suspension ie jack that wheel off the ground. It might need to be unloaded to accept grease. good luck
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#743041 - 10/12/06 07:09 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: another Todd]
TheTanSedan Offline


Registered: 10/15/02
Posts: 1882
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
And buy some plastic snap-caps with retainer ring to fit over afterwards. I found them at a motorcycle supplier.
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#743042 - 10/20/06 07:52 AM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: TheTanSedan]
ewetho Offline


Registered: 05/05/06
Posts: 1304
Loc: Kankakee, IL
Sounds like you need another balljoint that is not falling apart.
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#743043 - 10/20/06 10:46 PM Re: Ball Joints will not accept grease [Re: ewetho]
iceberg Offline


Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 131
Loc: Michigan
Yes the new one accepts grease just fine. It was a defective ball joint.

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