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Old 10-18-2021, 07:07 AM   #1
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f53 grease zerk access

i have the nine point diagram. i can't get to the upper king pins because of what appears to be brake coolers(2" curved steel open-ended pipes directly over the king pin zerks. i've watched three youtube videos; none had these devices(brake coolers?). do you have these, and if so, how do you manage to get the fitting on the zerk? also, do you use a jack to lift the front end to grease the king pins(shown in another youtube video)?

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f53 grease zerk access

Maybe replace the straight zerk with a 90* zerk.
Im not sure jacking the weight off the kingpin will help get more grease where it needs to go but itís possible.

Edit: You can use your levelers instead of a jack btw.
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You should NOT jack up the axle when greasing the lower kingpin fitting.

Top bushing don't matter, but the bottom has a thrust bearing sandwiched in above the lower bushing. Sitting with weight on the tire keeps the gap between the parts closed so that the grease pushes up thru that bearing.
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