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Old 09-10-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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‘08 E450 Grease Points?

I’ve seen schematics for the grease lube points for Class A F53 chassis. Can you please guide me to a schematic for the E450 chassis lube points?
Our new to us 2009 Fleetwood Jamboree is built with a 2008 E450 chassis.
Maybe the grease points will be obvious to me once I slide under the chassis but I would rather know in advance where and how many to look for so I don’t miss a hidden one.
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I found fittings on the 4 tie rod ends. One is a little tough to see, it points back.

Ball joints are sealed for life.

There are 3 U joints and 1 slip joint on the drive train. I found 1 with a fitting. Think it was the slip joint.
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Here you go.
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Thank you both for the feedback!
This is turning out easier than I thought.
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E450's are pretty simple mh chassis, that's why I sold my DP! Had a Fleetwood class c before and loved it,chassis/engine bulletproof, easy to work on and can get parts anywhere
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I'm new at lubing a chassis. That schematic is a terrific help. Now a basic question. I have the smallest grease gun I could find that I got to lube my tow bar (ReadyBrute). Will I encounter any issue with pressure/volume lubing those fittings on my '17 E450 with a small grease gun? Any other beginner tips will be appreciated.
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I'm new at lubing a chassis. That schematic is a terrific help. Now a basic question. I have the smallest grease gun I could find that I got to lube my tow bar (ReadyBrute). Will I encounter any issue with pressure/volume lubing those fittings on my '17 E450 with a small grease gun? Any other beginner tips will be appreciated.
No, nothing on your steering points need much pressure.

If the boots are sealed, pump in until firm with your finger.

If they are the type to let the old grease out, pump until you see fresh grease come out.
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May be a little "tight" for you on the tie-rod-end zerks.......mine are on top and there is ample clearance for my big ol' grease gun with the flex hose outlet. I used to have a very small (and handy) little cartridge gun but the outlet was a bent tube...not flexible. Doubt the little one would have worked.....but hopefully yours will work fine in that tight area.

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May be a little "tight" for you on the tie-rod-end zerks.......mine are on top and there is ample clearance for my big ol' grease gun with the flex hose outlet. I used to have a very small (and handy) little cartridge gun but the outlet was a bent tube...not flexible. Doubt the little one would have worked.....but hopefully yours will work fine in that tight area.

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Glad I found this thread! Confirmed that the 4 zerk fittings I found on my 2010 E450 tie rods were all that need grease up front. And they were thirsty! Very low miles, but the MH has been sitting a long time and was creaking and groaning a bit when turning the wheel. Now it's smooth as silk.

A mini grease gun with 12" rubber hose made it very easy. Upper zerks on tie rods ends at the wheels are easy to reach by turning the tires out.
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I found fittings on the 4 tie rod ends. One is a little tough to see, it points back.

Ball joints are sealed for life.

There are 3 U joints and 1 slip joint on the drive train. I found 1 with a fitting. Think it was the slip joint.
Look into the correct grease for that slip joint on the drive train. Sometimes the grease is a different spec. Not sure on this one but might be worth checking into.
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Here you go.
Where do you find such information?
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Google is my friend. In this case I had the diagram from years back and in a folder on my PC. I had a 2008 E450 in the past.
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