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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
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posted 08-02-2002 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AFTER YOU NOW HAVE LUBED THE TWO POINTS..DRIVE THE CAR, THEN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.,DO IT AGAIN, BECAUSE..SINCE YOU HAVE NOT EVER SEEM THESE, IT WILL TAKE A SECOND 'GREASE-WORK' TO FREE UP THE O RING SYSTEM....NOTE' LET THE WHEEL 'DROP' DOWN.,AND THERE THEY ARE,ALSO TURNING THE WHEEL, THERE ARE 2 LEFT AND RIGHT, ON EACH FRONT WHEELS...QUESTIONS???

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DaveK
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From: Sterling, VA
Registered: Dec 99

posted 08-02-2002 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DaveK   Click Here to Email DaveK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm curious, are you talking about the upper and lower ball joint grease fittings or the upper control arm grease fittings?

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 08-02-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lubing nipples???

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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
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posted 08-02-2002 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DaveK:
I'm curious, are you talking about the upper and lower ball joint grease fittings or the upper control arm grease fittings?


yes;;;;whatever they 'control'these fittings may very well NOT be in your garage manuals..they were shown to me by a FORD EXEC IC MAINT. OFFICER...I never knew these were back of the wheel..as you will see., and when you do, you can tell what they control.(Lube)whether they be joint/or control arms..I am not versed to say., I just lube them as I know to..OK??thanks for your reply..d

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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
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posted 08-02-2002 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DONNIE1:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by DaveK:
[b]I'm curious, are you talking about the upper and lower ball joint grease fittings or the upper control arm grease fittings?


yes;;;;whatever they 'control'these fittings may very well NOT be in your garage manuals..they were shown to me by a FORD EXEC IC MAINT. OFFICER...I never knew these were back of the wheel..as you will see., and when you do, you can tell what they control.(Lube)whether they be joint/or control arms..I am not versed to say., I just lube them as I know to..OK??thanks for your reply..d[/B][/QUOTE]

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DONNIE1
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From: conover nc
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posted 08-02-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DONNIE1   Click Here to Email DONNIE1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
to daveK..You will not, repeat, NOT SEE THESE FROM THE HOOD AREA..LOKING DOWN WILL NOT ALLOW VIEW OF THESE LUBE POINTS...BUT WHEN YOU FIND THEM., REACH ABOUT BACK SIDE AND SEE THE ARMS THEY LUBE..I HOPE THIS HELPS ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT AREA..DB

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 08-02-2002 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a little confused.Are you talking about the control arm ball joints or the outer tie rod ends(since you said behind the wheels).If you only greased whatever you could see under the hood you would be missing all of the grease nipples.

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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 08-02-2002 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are:

Dzerk fittings on the upper control arms and ball joints (4 points on the spindle and control arms). The remaining number vary according to whether one has user lubricate joints/ends or permanently lubricated joints/ends.

Of the former, some upper control ball arm ball joints lubricate from above and some from below. Depends on the brand of ball joint.

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senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
Registered: May 2002

posted 08-02-2002 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang   Click Here to Email senzstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am confused also but think you are reffering to the upper control arm grease fittings. Whatever it is I have to congratulate you on the best topic title I have ever seen on this site. My wife thinks I am looking at porn on the net now!
I tried that line in a bar once and got slapped. Stop me, the jokes are too easy!

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Nashville, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 08-04-2002 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let'see....
2 upper control arm bushing grease fittings
+1 upper balljoint grease fitting
+1 lower balljoint grease fitting
+1 outer tie-rod grease fitting
+1 inner tie-rod grease fitting
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=6 grease fittings behind each wheel

The upper control arm bushings did not come from the factory with grease fittings. These had to be installed the first time the bushings were installed. Many shops cut (with a torch, usually) holes in the shock towers for easy acces to these fittings. There are 90 degree fittings that will fit without the need for such butchery.

Tracy

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