Is there a way to remove the metal clamp and re-use it?? Or is it junk once removed? I noticed it has the factory paint mark on it for people like us who like to fix our own problems. lol Thanks in advance!
Actually if you use a grease gun with a needle tip, it will slide in under the metal clamp, and allow you to pump in the grease. Then you can just work it around to the lower part with your hand. Give it a bit of a massage! That is how I greased mine, prior to installing my chatter eliminator. With both options covered, I have 0 noise/chatter. I used 5th wheel grease I purchased at a Peterbuilt dealer. That stuff is THICK!
I just needled it through the boot. It made such a difference, next time I'll just pop the top clamp off and replace it with a hose clamp or something. Wish I had done this a while ago! For $9.10 in supplies the benefits are astounding!
Welcome to a large group! The klunk or knock is very frustrating and there are many opinions on it. Most agree that it is either the bushing on the steering shaft at the firewall having backed out a bit, or the intermediate shaft. When you look at the bushing there is a flange that in its normal position is about 1/2 to 3/5 inch from the firewall. The second point is the steering intermediate shaft (the one with the two u joints). It has a slip joint under the rubber boot which some believe gets sloppy due to heat. Some have used 5th wheel grease inside the boot and had some relief. I have done this with short term success. I just had my intermediate shaft replaced by the dealer under warranty and it has been fine since.....but some say it will return in time.
I have an 08 jku and the bushing on mine has backed some. How do i get it back in its proper position? What would cause the bushing to back itself out like that? Is it possible some parts are going bad?