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Old 06-25-2022, 10:37 AM   #1
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Questions Re 2015 Freightliner Lube/Grease Fittings

I'm in the process of lubing all the grease fittings on my 2015 Dutchstar Freightliner chassis and would appreciate answers to following: 1. Does my steering linkage have any fittings? 2. Does my Compression/Engine brake require lubrication? If so, fittings? and location? 3. Where can I find online a drawing of a chassis identical to mine? My current one is not for a tandem axle and shows lube points I don't have.Many thanks for any help. Larry
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I'm in the process of lubing all the grease fittings on my 2015 Dutchstar Freightliner chassis and would appreciate answers to following: 1. Does my steering linkage have any fittings? 2. Does my Compression/Engine brake require lubrication? If so, fittings? and location? 3. Where can I find online a drawing of a chassis identical to mine? My current one is not for a tandem axle and shows lube points I don't have.Many thanks for any help. Larry
On the steering linkage, the only one on mine (2011 MADP) is on the steering shaft inside coach behind the cover beneath the steering wheel>

You should be able to go to Freightliner website and there's a chart of all lube points. I make copies so when I pull maintenance I use it as a check off list..
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Agree with Dav. You can go to freightliner and enter your information to get all your required information. You can also contact FCCC and they can assist you as well.
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Appreciate that, dav-cle. I'll first go to Freightliner's web site.
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Thanks, Bobby. I called Freightliner-Gaffney last Thursday, was informed "busy now, leave number & will call back". You guessed it...no call back. First time ever happened to me. Have always been quickly there or quick to call back, and always knowledgeable and courteous. I'm fully aware of what's going on with many/most? businesses, but did expect a call back before today. Hopefully, the website will have my answers. Thanks, again. Larry
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I'm having no luck finding a Freightliner site where I can give my information and get the picture/diagram of my specific chassis with tandem axle, showing all the grease fittings/lube points. Can someone offer further "guidance"? Many thanks! Larry
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Here you go.....

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The most difficult thing to grease is the small driveshaft that drives the engine cooling fan. It's just hard to reach. It has two fittings. I made a special grease gun extension to lube those two.

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Nice Don. I can reach it with my long skinny arms but that would make it sooo much easier.
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The most difficult thing to grease is the small driveshaft that drives the engine cooling fan. It has two fittings.


Mine has three...a universal joint at each end and a spline joint in the middle. Perhaps my Freightliner is different on the MA. Greasing that thing and also checking the oil fill level in the gear box is one time I'm glad I have orangutan arms! :-)

That said, my most hated are the slack adjusters on the tag and drives. I hate having an axle a few inches above my chest jammed deep under the rig.
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Mine has three...a universal joint at each end and a spline joint in the middle. Perhaps my Freightliner is different on the MA. Greasing that thing and also checking the oil fill level in the gear box is one time I'm glad I have orangutan arms! :-)

That said, my most hated are the slack adjusters on the tag and drives. I hate having an axle a few inches above my chest jammed deep under the rig.
Your correct....two u-joints and the slip joint. I run mine up on wooden ramps and it's still not high enough to get under there with a creeper as I'm a robust guy. So, I shimmy around under there which is a pain and hurst my back. I use an air powered grease gun, but I think I may buy a battery operated one. They're VERY pricey, but I might try the one Harbor Freight sells as I only need it to work once a year.
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My carry with me battery powered tools are Ryobi 18V stuff so I picked up a battery powered grease gun. WOW that makes it easier to get a yucky job done in a very cramped space. The Ryobi and Don’s extension will be an awesome combo.
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This XCR lube chart is by Tiffin, perhaps it shows every lube point.

This Freightliner maintenance manual also shows lube points in the various sections.
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