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Old 05-30-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Slip Yoke on drive shaft

does anyone know how much grease to pump into the slip yoke on the drive shaft? Thank you.

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Drive shaft slip joint lube

Opposite the slip joint seal at the shaft's end adjacent to the U-joint, I found a small relief hole on my '06 34' Limited. I have experienced zero problems since U-joint replacement 10K mi ago with filling the slip joint until a small amount of grease exits that weep hole.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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OK--ten pumps but don't ask me why--160k and no issues--but I do grease the driveline before EVERY major trip......
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:45 PM   #4
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I use an air grease gun and give it 4 or 5 triggers every time I do the U-joints. Have never seen any come out from splines though. 75K miles.
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If it's empty, it may take an entire tube.
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On one DSDP we had Freightliner said to plug the vent hole and put grease in till it came out around the splines. The last DSDP on Spartan they just said to put grease in till it came out the vent but do it every 5,000 miles.
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so I went to mortons truck stop in vegas,.. highly recomended by OTR friends..

they did a fill lube,oil and filter, fuel filter, disposed of the oil for 200 bucks..

couldn't see a reason to do this my self...they even let me get in the pit and look around

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