Lower Ball Joint Wont take Grease?
Posted January 19, 2007 at 04:40 pm
Posted January 19, 2007 at 04:50 pm
Posted January 19, 2007 at 07:36 pm
Posted January 20, 2007 at 09:02 am
Posted January 20, 2007 at 12:26 pm
Thanks for your help! Do you think it would help to apply heat(very gently) to the assembly to loosen up the grease inside or could that just lead to damage?
Hold a hot soldering iron into the grease fitting hole and see if that will loose things up to the point where it will accept grease.
Posted January 20, 2007 at 02:10 pm
Posted January 21, 2007 at 05:28 am
As bill said, the fitting itself isn't the problem, it is compacted grease and grime/powdered metal inside that is jammed and plugged, a propane torch may help a little, so long as it doens't damage the rubber boot on the joint, the rest is metal and grease, a soldering iron wouldn't put enough "even" heat around it to soften up the existing grease, try about a minute with a propane torch, moving it around to "warm" it up vice getting it red hot, which shouldn't be close to long enough, should cause absolutely no damage, but like I said, watch the rubber boot. Good luck.
Jut buy a new grease fitting. They're pennies apiece.
Posted January 21, 2007 at 09:36 am