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Where are the suspension lubrication points on a 2003 Neon?

lubrication suspension 2003 neon

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#1 kmocello2001

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Posted December 31, 2011 at 05:26 pm

Where are the lubrication points for the suspension of a 2003 Dodge Neon?

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#2 ImperialCrown

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Posted December 31, 2011 at 05:52 pm

No recommended lobrication, but check tie rods, ball joints and CV joints for wear or torn boots periodically.

STANDARD PROCEDURE - LUBRICATION

There are no serviceable lubrication points on the front suspension. The front lower ball joints have grease fittings which have had the head snapped off by the manufacturer after they have been filled. This has been done to eliminate the possibility of damaging the non-vented seals. Grease will not leak from the broken grease fittings. The ball joints are sealed for life and require no maintenance.
CAUTION: No attempt should be made to replace the ball joint grease fitting with a new fitting, then filling the ball joint with grease. Damage to the grease seal can result.

#3 kmocello2001

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Posted December 31, 2011 at 06:37 pm

Thanks Imperial Crown, you are a wealth of information.

I thought everything was permanently sealed. I found the snapped off Zerk fittings on the front lower ball joints, but I did find an intact Zerk fitting on the passenger-side tie-rod end. On the driver-side, it's a sealed joint. Odd. I did get hit in an accident and the repairs were made at a Dodge dealership. I know they replaced the driver-side tie-rod, but I can't remember if the passenger-side was replaced also. I read somewhere that some Neons were built with serviceable fittings.

Thanks Again.

#4 valiant67

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Posted December 31, 2011 at 06:39 pm

Many aftermarket parts will have grease fittings, they may not have used a Chrysler part.

#5 ImperialCrown

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Posted January 1, 2012 at 03:16 am

Yes, that is likely an aftermarket part with a grease fittling.


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