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Old 08-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Just greased the chassis and drive shaft on my 07 WB Journey with the FL XCS chassis. However, I couldn't get to the fittings on the steering column. I have a hand held standard grease gun with a flexible hose on it, but couold not reach the fittings and pump the gun. Also, from the FL owners manual, it appears at least one fitting is up high near the brake pedal, covered by the rubber boot.

Any hot tricks to hit the fittings?

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Just greased the chassis and drive shaft on my 07 WB Journey with the FL XCS chassis. However, I couldn't get to the fittings on the steering column. I have a hand held standard grease gun with a flexible hose on it, but couold not reach the fittings and pump the gun. Also, from the FL owners manual, it appears at least one fitting is up high near the brake pedal, covered by the rubber boot.

Any hot tricks to hit the fittings?

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Old 08-23-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yours is a lot newer than my so it could be different. I use a grease gun with a "pistol" type grip that can be operated with one hand and a long rubber hose. I go up from the bottom to hit the lower u-joint and the bearing just under the floor boards. For the u-joint in the driver's compartment, a slit was already cut in it to allow me to get the zerk. The trick was to rotate the steering wheel until the end of the zerk lined up with that cut. I'd admit that it is hard to feel the zerk and the easiest way the first time that you do it is to have the engine running and slowly turn the wheel, peeking in the slit for alignment to the zerk every 19th turn. Once you figure it out, the next time greasing it is easy.
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chasfm11,

Thank you for the tip, it makes sense. I appreciate your help!

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